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BJP Calls For FIFA World Cup Boycott On Invite To Fugitive Zakir Naik

BJP Calls For FIFA World Cup Boycott On Invite To Fugitive Zakir Naik

House Ministry has declared Zakir Naik-founded Islamic Analysis Basis an illegal affiliation. (File)

Panaji (Goa):

Following the invitation to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by Qatar to FIFA World Cup, BJP Spokesperson Savio Rodrigues immediately appealed to the federal government, Indian Soccer Associations and Indians travelling to the host nation to boycott the sporting occasion.

Zakir Naik, who’s an Indian fugitive has been reportedly invited by Qatar to ship lectures on Islam through the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

In a press release, Rodrigues stated that giving a platform to Naik at a time when the world is battling terrorism is like giving a “terror sympathiser” to “unfold hate”.

“FIFA World Cup is a worldwide occasion. Individuals from everywhere in the world come to witness this spectacular sport and in addition tens of millions watch it on TV and the web. Giving a platform to Zakir Naik, at a time when the world is preventing international terrorism, is to present a platform to a terrorist to unfold his radicalism and hate,” he stated.

The BJP chief appealed to the folks of the nation and in addition the folks from overseas who’re victims of terrorism to boycott the World Cup occasion “in solidarity with the worldwide combat in opposition to terrorism”.

Alleging that Naik has been instrumental in spreading “Islamic radicalism and hate in India”, Rodrigues stated that he “is at least a terrorist himself”.

“Zakir Naik is a needed man beneath Indian legislation. He’s charged with money-laundering crimes and hate speeches. He’s a terror sympathiser. The truth is, he’s at least a terrorist himself. He has overtly supported terrorist Osama bin Laden and has been instrumental in spreading Islamic radicalism and hate in India,” Rodrigues added.

Earlier in March this yr, House Ministry had declared Zakir Naik-founded Islamic Analysis Basis (IRF) an illegal affiliation and banned it for 5 years.

“Preacher Sheikh Zakir Naik is current in Qatar through the World Cup and can give many spiritual lectures all through the match,” Al Arabiya Information quoted Faisal Alhajri, a presenter on the Qatari state-owned sports activities channel Alkass, as saying on Twitter on Saturday.

The MHA notification acknowledged that the speeches of Zakir Naik, founding father of the IRF, have been objectionable as he has been extolling recognized terrorists.

The notification additional acknowledged that the IRF founder has additionally been selling forcible conversion of the youth to Islam, justifying the suicide bombings, and posting objectionable feedback in opposition to Hindus, Hindu Gods and different religions, that are derogatory to different religions.

“Naik has additionally been additional inspiring the Muslim youth and terrorists in India and overseas to commit terrorist acts,” the notification added. It additionally stated that illegal actions of IRF, its members, in addition to sympathizers have been observed in Gujarat, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra and Odisha.

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