Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik's Peace TV

Decision comes following reports the Islamic scholar's speeches inspired terrorists who carried out the Dhaka attack

News Desk July 10, 2016
Zakir Naik. PHOTO: AFP

The Bangladesh government has banned the broadcasting of India-based scholar Zakir Naik's channel Peace TV, following reports his speeches inspired some of the terrorists who carried out the vicious attack at a café in Dhaka recently.

The decision to ban 'Peace TV Bangla' was taken during a special meeting of Cabinet Committee on Law and Order, according to Industry Minister Aamir Hossain Amu, who chaired the meeting.

It was also decided to monitor sermons given during the Friday prayers to check if any provocative lectures are delivered, Amu said.

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The Bangladesh government also appealed imams in the country to deliver lectures in line with real Islamic ideology of condemning terrorism and extremism, the minister added.

Earlier, Bangladesh's intelligence agencies announced they were investigating Naik.

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"He is on our security scanner... Our intelligence agencies are investigating his activities as his lectures appeared provocative," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told PTI

India’s Maharashtra state chief minister on Thursday also ordered a probe against the Islamic scholar.

This article originally appeared on NDTV


Isaiah | 5 years ago | Reply Just listen to this and decide, what zakir naik preaches. Please do not blindly follow any one especially media personnel.
Harish Kumar | 5 years ago | Reply India should ban Dr.Naik and his speeches at the earliest. The sooner the better. It is worth mentioning here that even the world's largest Muslim State Indonesia has banned him and his preachings. India should follow suit lest such ideas further grip the youth.
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