Dr Zakir Naik’s request to Indian Media on spreading Fake news

New Delhi: Professing, practicing religion is a Fundamental Article granted to its citizens in India. Famous renowned Islamic preacher and doctor by profession Dr. Zakir Naik, who is accused of spreading hatred, slammed Indian media for ‘publishing and broadcasting false news’ against him, Indian Express reported.

Nowadays, in India, broadcasting Fake news has become one of the norms with social radical outfits completely taking over social media and Internet, which no longer requires any sort of proofs with the ongoing lynchings, communal riots across all states in India.

Dr. Zakir Naik responding to the fake news circulated against him for being on the run for spreading hatred among communities in India said “I would like to thank television channels and newspapers for publishing false news against me. Two days ago, on July 4, 2018, most of the Indian newspapers and channels published and broadcasted that Dr Zakir Naik has been arrested in Malaysia and he is going to be deported the same day. With no doubt, it was proven to be fake news.”

“…. This is how they sensationalize the issue and make the viewer believe that it is a fact. Today, it has been proved that it (the news) was totally baseless and false. This is what Indian media has been doing against me for the last two years. On July 4, it was exactly two years since they started hounding me.”

Dr. Zakir Naik is granted permanent residency in Malaysia after he left India on accusations of spreading communal hatred.

Recalling the accusations made against him, he said some Bangladeshi local allegedly published a piece of ‘fake’ news against him and later the newspaper did retract its statements against him but this is erroneously ignored by India media.

With no solid proofs of influencing terrorist attacks or terrorism in India, as claimed in Dhaka, Zakir Naik is allegedly a wanted criminal now.

Apart from people peacefully reverting to Islam on National Television, with no forceful conversions, none other anti-human activities were in tune with his preachings in India or any other country and thought Interpol canceled the Red Notice against him, he is yet a wanted criminal?

“On July 1, 2016, there was a terrorist attack in Dhaka where more than 20 people were killed. One newspaper in Dhaka, it printed an article which said that one of the terrorists killed has been influenced by Dr Zakir Naik. The following day, all the other newspapers and channels started speaking against me. While the newspaper which first published the allegation retracted the information, the Indian media did not and kept hounding me for two years?” asks Zakir Naik.

“Why the Indian media is after me – whether for money, TRP or vote – I have no idea. Most of the articles published against me in the last two years were fake and out of context. Very soon, it will be proved that it had no basis and was false,” he added.

Citing the Quran, Naik said, “In the Quran, Allah says that whenever you get information, you pass it on for checking to another person. I request the viewers and readers to do the same,” urges Zakir Naik.

Why does the Indian media still alleges him to be an influencer for enmity that has happened in Bangladesh, even when the local newspaper that published the false claims retracted its claims on Zakir Naik asks the preacher.

Responding to the deportation of Zakir Naik from Malaysia, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said Zakir Naik will not be deported to India as long as he was not creating any problem in the Malaysian country that has granted him permanent residency.

Dr. Zakir Naik too said he would return back to his motherland only if the Indian Government assures him of a fair and secure trial.

With many self-proclaimed Godmen who have unjustly committed inhuman acts, crime with various cases reported against them and many social radical outfits who have boldly threatened to kill minority communities and carried communal riots, violence in various states, neither have been brought to justice nor any action has been taken against them but a preacher who always took a stand against terrorists, terrorism, inhumanity is now under scanner for promoting terrorism?