New Delhi: Zakir Nair, a polarising figure in the suburbs of Mumbai, has long been under the scrutiny of the government for his sympathetic preaching on terrorists and his controversial statements pertaining to the prosecution of Muslims as terrorists.
Banned in England due to his refusal to call Osama bin Laden a terrorist, the Islamic preacher has attained a reputation which has incited the government to ban his teachings. Peace TV is a modem through which Naik reaches out to his audience.
Following the Dhaka terror attack where terrorists carried out a deadly massacre at a bakery, the preacher who is coming back to India on July 11 will be questioned by the National Investigative Agency (NIA). The terrorists behind the Dhaka attack were allegedly 'inspired' by Naik's vitriolic sermons.
The Minister of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju earlier stated that agencies should ban Zakir Naik. Many other prominent figures have said that if the preacher's sermons are not in line with Quran, then action will be taken against Naik.
Zakir Naik will be releasing a press statement on his return.