Controversial Islamic Preacher, Zakir Naik’s NGO, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has received notice from the Home Ministry to cancel its Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) License. IRF has been already under the scrutiny of MHA since the terrorists involved in the Dhaka Cafe attack confessed that they had been the followers of Zakir Naik.
According to a Times Now report, MHA prepared a note to recommend actions against Zakir Naik. As part of those actions, MHA put IRF Educational Trust under the ‘prior permission’ category so that it cannot accept foreign funds without the consent from the Home Ministry.
As per the official sources, the NGO will be sent another notice soon to cancel its registration. MHA is now waiting for a response from Zakir Naik’s NGO. The Ministry has already started another procedure to include the IRF into the list of terrorist organisations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.