Malaysia Refuses Asylum to Controversial Preacher Zakir Naik

Malaysia Refuses Asylum to Controversial Preacher Zakir Naik

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Malaysia, July 30, 2019:

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been asked to leave Malaysia after the Modi Government gave 'evidence' against him.

Earlier, he has asked for asylum in UAE and Saudi Arabia, which he was also denied.

Now, it is expected that Naik will leave Malaysia, although he is not likely to be extradited to India. Malaysian officials have said that although they want the controversial leader to leave, they reserve the right not to extradite him.

This is testimony to the growing bond between India and the gulf countries as well as South East Asia.

Meanwhile, reports are also emerging that the NIA is planning to move on him afresh.

Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is an Indian Islamic televangelist, and the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation. He is also the founder of the Peace TV channel through which he reaches 200 million viewers.

On 13 July 2016, Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi announced a reward of ₹50 lakh (US$72,000) to anyone willing to behead Zakir Naik. This came a day after a Shia group styling itself the "Hussaini Tigers" placed a ₹15 lakh (US$22,000) bounty on his head.

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