Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Twitter reacts to Zakir Naik’s defamation suit against Arnab Goswami

Laxmi Vijith | July 30, 2016 8:18 pm Print
Twitter reacted @#ZakirSuesArnab: Zakir Naik's defamation suit against Arnab.

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Friday filed a Rs 500 crore defamation suit against Times Now editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for running a “hate campaign” and “media trial” against him.

Zakir Naik, who is at present in Saudi Arabia, has sent a notice through his lawyer Mubin Solkar, reported media. He had also accused Goswami of hurting “religious sentiments” and “promoting disharmony and feelings of hatred, enmity and ill-will between different religious groups”.

This Mumbai based preacher is currently facing investigations by agencies for allegedly inspiring various terrorist attacks including the recent Dhaka attack that left 22 people dead. One of the attackers revealed police that he was inspired by Zakir’ Naiks speeches and preaching’s on Islam.

The governments of India and Bangladesh had subsequently banned Zakir’s Peace TV from being broadcasted. Ever since the accusation had been made against him, Naik had not returned to India and addressed the Indian media only through video.

The doctor – turned – preacher spoke via Skype after the Nice attack. He told reporters that it was wrong to kill innocent people, but it is allowed in Islam as a war tactic. If approached by Indian authorities, he agreed to cooperate with them, he added in his video.

We are bringing you a few of the Twitter reactions @#ZakirSuesArnab