UP: Hindu Jagran Manch in UP demands arrest of Zakir Naik

  • HT Correspondent, Agra
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 09:32 IST
A Hindu body in UP has demanded arrest of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. (HT File Photo)

The Hindu Jagran Manch has demanded the registration of a case against controversial preacher Zakir Naik, and sought his arrest for “misleading” youths and “motivating” them to participate in terrorist activities.

A delegation of the activist group led by Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s state vice-president Ajju Chauhan (VHP) handed over a memorandum in this regard to Hari Parvat police station in-charge Raja Singh.

“We have come to know that Dr Naik’s Mumbai-based NGO, Islamic Research Foundation, is being funded by foreign countries. He is involved in terrorism by motivating youths to go for anti-national activities,” Chauhan said.

“These activities are aimed at destabilising the nation by provoking the religious sentiments besides promoting conversion of Hindus to Islam,” the Chauhan claimed.

Chauhan sought an inquiry into the Dr Naik’s speeches. A case must be registered against him under relevant sections, the memorandum added.

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