Kuala Lumpur activists file case in HC against Zakir Naik, call him national threat

Kuala Lumpur: A case has been filed against Dr Zakir Naik in Kuala Lumpur High court by 17 Human rights activists of Malaysia, appealing the HC to revoke Naik’s Malaysian permanent residency permit. They also said that Naik is a security threat for Malaysia.

As per a report by India Today, Malaysian activists filed their case informing the court that Naik is a wanted criminal by the Indian government as Indian Law Enforcement agencies had registered cases against him.

According to this activists’ group, Malay rights group Perkasa, if Naik’s Malaysian residency permit is not revoked, then the relationship between Malaysia and other countries will be hampered. They had earlier filed a case to deport Zakir Naik. Next hearing in the deportation case is on October 21.

The National Investigative Agency (NIA), which is probing Zakir Naik’s case, has sought for prosecution sanction against him under Sections 120 (B), 153 (a), 295 (a), 298 (a), 505 (2) of IPC and various sections of UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) which is likely to be approved soon by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was banned by the Indian government for 5 years and all its bank accounts were seized.

The sources in NIA informed India Today that a charge sheet against Naik may be filed by the end of this month.