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Zakir Naik speeches will be 'examined', says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh On Friday Broke Silence Over Controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik, Saying His Speeches Are Being Examined.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 08 Jul 2016, 11:28:30 AM

New Delhi:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday broke silence over controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, saying his speeches are being examined.

"Proper probe will be conducted in this matter. We will not compromise on terrorism," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters.

On Thursday, Maharashtra government asked Mumbai Police to conduct a probe into controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's speeches amid reports that his sermons inspired one of the terrorists involved in the attack on a restaurant in Dhaka.

"I have asked the Mumbai Police Commissioner to conduct a probe (into Naik's speeches) and submit a report," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told PTI.

This comes after some reports claimed that one of the militants who attacked an upmarket restaurant in Dhaka was inspired by sermons of the 50-year-old Mumbai-based Islamic scholar.

Naik, on the other hand, maintained that his speeches do not promote terrorism in any manner.

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First Published : 08 Jul 2016, 11:26:00 AM