No Links Between Terror Outfits & Zakir’s Foundation: Centre

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New Delhi: The central government has said that no links between terrorist groups and the Islamic Research Foundation founded by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik could be established so far.

This was announced by Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir while replying to a question on Zakir Naik’s suspected terror links in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, The minister, however, said that some reports indicate that some hardcore terrorists have reportedly been inspired by his speeches.

“So far, no links between terrorist organisations and Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) have come to the notice. However, reports indicate that some known terrorists have reportedly been inspired by the preachings of Dr Zakir Naik, President IRF,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said. “Peace TV is not a permitted satellite channel for transmission on the cable network and hence cannot be carried by cable operators,” he said.

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“IRF is registered under the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act, 2010. Foreign contributions and their utilisation is checked and in case of violations, action taken under the provisions of the Act,” he said.