NEW DELHI (Parliament Times) â€“ India on Tuesday has banned Islamic preacher and scholar Dr Zakir Naikâ€™s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five yearsÂ as an â€˜unlawful organisationâ€™.
According to details, the Indian government has accused Zakir Naik of delivering provocative speeches.
A few days back the government had banned foreign donations to the NGO.
The decision to enforce the ban has been made in a meeting of central cabinet headed by Narendra ModiÂ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
The ban willÂ force closure of IRF offices and interests across the country.
The preacher is under the scanner after the Dhaka cafÃ© attack in July which claimed the lives of atleast 20 hostages.
Bangladesh has allegedly declared that two of the suspected terrorists involved in the attack were influenced by Dr Zakir Naikâ€™s speeches.
Dr Zakir while rejecting the allegations has said that his statements and speeches have been doctored.