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Investigators raid Zakir Naik’s offices in Mumbai, file case

MUMBAI: An investigation agency raided 10 offices of Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) located across Indian city of Mumbai on Saturday morning. According to Indian media, a First Information Report (FIR) has also been filed against the preacher on charges of “spreading enmity amongst religions”. Indian media reported that the case was filed against the cleric after the authorities examined his speeches aired on a religious television channel. It should be noted that the National…

India bans Zakir Naik’s NGO for five years

NEW DELHI: The Indian government on Tuesday decided to declare an NGO promoted by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as an outlawed organisation for five years, Indian media reports say. According to Indian media, the decision to declare Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an ‘unlawful association’ was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet presided over by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the organisation's 'alleged terror activities'. The Indian Home Ministry claimed that Zakir Naik's NGO was propagating terrorism.…