Zakir Naik: News

23 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup

Zakir Naik not invited to FIFA World Cup inauguration: Qatar

Qatar has reportedly informed India that no official invitation was sent to Islamist and Indian fugitive Zakir Naik to attend Sunday's 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Doha.

21 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup

#NewsBytesExplainer: Who's Zakir Naik—man who triggered FIFA World Cup row?

FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has become a bone of contention for many.

27 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

Communal and irresponsible: IPS Association slams Sudarshan News over #UPSCJihad

The trailer of an upcoming news show to be aired on Sudarshan News TV has drawn criticism from the Indian Police Service (Central) Association.

16 Aug 2019


Malaysia: Zakir Naik banned from addressing event over 'racist remarks'

The Malaysian police on Friday banned controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik from addressing a religious event in the country's Perlis state over the racially sensitive remarks he made on August 8.

06 Jul 2018


Malaysia refuses to deport India's wanted Zakir Naik

A day after India confirmed it has sought extradition of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said he won't be deported "as long as he is not creating any problem."

04 Jul 2018


Not returning to India until I feel 'safe': Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who is staying abroad to evade arrest in India, today said he would not return home till he felt "safe".

04 Jul 2018


Controversial preacher Zakir Naik on his way back to India

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik is on his way back to India.

04 Feb 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP school in trouble for teaching book on Zakir Naik

A UP school is in trouble for allegedly teaching students books where controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is hailed as a "hero."

18 Dec 2017


Hunting Zakir Naik: Interpol denies India's request for arrest warrant

India has suffered a major setback after Interpol denied its request to issue a Red Corner Notice (akin to an international arrest warrant) against radical Islamist preacher Zakir Naik.

26 Oct 2017


NIA files chargesheet against Zakir for hate speeches, inciting violence

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a 50-page chargesheet in a special court in Mumbai against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for inciting youth to engage in terror activities, giving hate speeches, promoting enmity between communities and diverting money for anti-India activity.

25 Aug 2017


Ganesh Chaturthi: Popular Ganeshotsav mandals to visit in Mumbai

Mumbai is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in full-swing with over 7,600 mandals. Here are the popular mandals one should not miss:

12 May 2017


Zakir Naik's religious conversion factory

Republic TV has exposed how the controversial televangelist Zakir Naik converts poor Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs to Wahabi Islam.

05 May 2017


Pakistani, Saudi channels broadcast calls for 'azadi' into Kashmiri homes

Over 50 Saudi and Pakistani channels which indulge in anti-India propaganda are running via private cable networks in Kashmir without required clearances.

01 May 2017


Zakir Naik gave Rs. 148cr to aide for 'safekeeping'

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's close business associate Aamir Abdul Mannan Gazdar told NIA that he was given Rs. 148.9cr in cash for safekeeping by Naik's manager Aslam Qureshi during August-October'16.

21 Apr 2017


Special court issues non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik

A special court has taken cognizance of the charges framed against Zakir Naik by the NIA and has issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

18 Apr 2017


ED to revoke passport, seek interpol warrant against Zakir Naik

The Enforcement Directorate may look to revoke Zakir Naik's passport and urge Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against him.

Mumbai's iconic red BEST buses may turn yellow

If a new proposed design is approved, Mumbai's red BEST buses may soon turn white with yellow stripes. The design, as well as a new logo being considered, came from JJ Institute of Applied Art.

07 Jan 2017


Extremism on the rise in Maldives

Experts have warned that Maldives may well have become the latest hub of Islamist extremism in South Asia.

30 Dec 2016


ED registers criminal case against Zakir Naik

The Enforcement Directorate has registered a criminal case against preacher Zakir Naik and his organization the Islamic Research Foundation under money laundering laws; the ED said they would look into allegation of illicit financial transactions in IRF.

Mumbai gets down to business!

Mumbaikars woke up to the news of a train accident on Thursday as five coaches of local Kurla-Ambernath train derailed near Kalyan station.

MHA alleges system hack in clearing NGO licenses

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that it is likely that its computers have been hacked.

05 Dec 2016


India-B'desh talks begin; terrorism dominates agenda

The two-day Home Secretary-level talks between India and Bangladesh began on 5th Dec in Delhi.

01 Dec 2016

Bombay High Court

News from the city that never sleeps

State government and the BMC were pulled up by the Bombay High Court for dragging their feet on implementing court orders.

21 Nov 2016

West Bengal

What made news last week?

Demonetization politics continued with the opposition and Centre sticking to their views on the matter.

17 Nov 2016

Shiv Sena

What was Mumbai upto on 17th Nov?

Government is feeling demonetization blues as much as everyone else in the country.

What did Mumbaikars do on 16th Nov?

A significant number of people do not report crimes as they do not have time, as has been revealed in a survey.

16 Nov 2016


Government bans Zakir Naik's NGO for 5 years

The government has banned Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation for five years, terming it an unlawful organization; the ban will come into effect immediately.

22 Jul 2016


Naik's aide arrested for recruiting for ISIS

Kerala police and Maharashtra ATS sleuths arrested Arshid Qureshi for allegedly recruiting youth from Kerala for ISIS.