Islamic preacher Zakir Naik charged with radicalization


PV Desk : Controversial preacher Zakir Naik deliberately insulted the religious beliefs of Hindus, Christians and Islamic sects like Shia, Sufi and Barelvi, and his speeches influenced recruits to the cause of the so-called Islamic State, the National Investigation Agency has said.
The agency has chargesheeted the “televangelist” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for heading an ‘unlawful association’ and accused him of inciting youth to take up terror acts and join global terror outfits like Islamic State, reports the time of India.
Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), banned in 2016 under the UAPA, as well as private firm Harmony Media Pvt Ltd were named as co-accused for having conspired with Naik to promote enmity and hatred between different religious groups and insulting certain sects of Islam and other religions .