What Qatar advised India on ‘invite’ to Zakir Naik for FIFA World Cup | Newest news India
The Narendra Modi authorities on Thursday stated it has raised the difficulty of fuigitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik with the Qatar authorities, this after stories of him receiving an invitation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by Doha sparked an issue.
“The issue of Zakir Naik being wanted has been raised with Qatar”, Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson, ministry of exterior affairs, was quoted by ANI.
“Qatar has told India that no invitation was extended to Zakir Naik to attend the FIFA World Cup 2022”, Bagchi added.
Hindustan Instances had learnt that The Modi authorities had clearly advised Doha that New Delhi could be compelled to name off the go to of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to attend the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony if the stories of Naik being formally invited for the occasion was true.
Qatar via diplomatic channels knowledgeable India that no invitation was prolonged to the banned Islamic preacher and your entire ‘disinformation’ marketing campaign was being carried out to spoil ties with India. Dhankhar did attend the occasion on November 30 and left for India the following day after assembly the Indian blue collar staff who helped construct the stadiums for the marquee occasion.
Zakir Naik is needed in India for cash laundering and hate speech costs. He fled India in 2016 after terrorists who attacked a restaurant in Dhaka and killed 22 individuals, stated they have been his admirers. In November that 12 months, the Centre banned him and his organisation Islamic Analysis Basis for 5 years. He’s at present in Malaysia and has secured a everlasting residency.
In March this 12 months, the Ministry of House Affairs (MHA) declared his IRF an illegal organisation beneath UAPA. India has additionally despatched a request to Malaysia for Naik’s extradition as he’s believed to have been concerned within the 2020 Delhi riots.
He’s banned within the UK and Canada for his hate speeches and is among the many 16 banned Islamists in Malaysia.
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