Bombay HC refuses to grant relief to Zakir Naik

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to grant relief to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and committing unlawful activities, observing that he did not show any interest or desire to help the probe agencies. A division bench of justices R M Savant and Revati Mohite Dere was […]

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Zakir Naik, IRF indulging in unlawful activity: HC

The Delhi High Court today upheld the Centre’s decision to immediately ban Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), saying the organisation and its president and members were indulging in “unlawful activity”. Turning down the foundation’s claim that the Centre has not given reasons for its order, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that there is material to […]

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Zakir Naik’s aide remanded in JC till March 8

The special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases here today remanded Aamir Gazdar, a close aide of the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, in judicial custody till March 8. The Enforcement Directorate, which arrested Gazdar on February 16, recommended his judicial custody today. In the remand application, the ED said during the interrogation […]

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Centre defends decision to ban Zakir Naik’s IRF

The Centre today defended in the Delhi High Court its decision to ban controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) saying the order was made after “application of mind” as there was apprehension that youths could be “radicalised” to join terror groups. The government told Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, who reserved the verdict […]

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Islamic speaker told to record statement

A public Islamic speaker has asked by the Bombay High Court to appear before the Vengurla police in Sindhudurg district and get his statement recorded in connection with a case registered there for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. A division bench of Justices P V Hardas and Mridula Bhatkar was on May 10 hearing a petition filed by […]

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