Zakir Naik’s Peace TV Goes Off Air In Bangladesh

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Dhaka: Mumbai-based controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV went off the air in Bangladesh today after authorities cancelled its broadcast rights.

The information ministry issued the order today, a day after the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order decided to end its broadcast, bdnews24 reported.

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The decision followed allegations that the Indian preacher’s speeches, sermons and interpretation of Islamic issues were “inspiring acts of terrorism” and radicalising youths.

The information ministry order read: “Based on the Cabinet committee’s decision, free-to-air TV channel Peace TV’s downlink permission has been cancelled for violating downlink conditions.”

The ban comes in the wake of bloody terror attacks in Bangladesh this month.