Zakir Naik supporters took to streets to condemn govt action against him

Srinagar: Hundreds of supporters here took a solidarity march in support of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Friday to condemn Government of India’s and Maharashtra government’s action against the scholar and his Islamic Research Foundation institute.

His supporters who gathered along the Residency Road area, shouted slogans in favour of Zakir Naik says that governments should not ban Naik and his his Television channel.

They said that Naik is a renowned Islamic scholar who has always been on the forefront to condemn terrorism

Naik is under the scanner following revelations that two of the five young militants who massacred 20 hostages, including an Indian, at a popular cafe in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on July 1, drew their inspiration from his speeches.
Founder of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, the preacher is banned in Britain andCanada for his hate speeches aimed against other religions.