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Zakir Naik’s IRF under government scanner

The troubles for Salafi Preacher Dr Zakir Naik and his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) have not ended yet as the government agencies are now searching for his foreign donors.

As per reports, the home ministry is scrutinizing possible FCRA violations by IRF and IRF Educational Trust, both registered as “educational” NGOs under FCRA. But allegedly it has been receiving and utilising foreign funds for “religious and religion-linked” activities.

Not only this, unconfirmed reports suggest that even a ban could be imposed on IRF under unlawful activities prevention act 2011, which would suspend all activities of IRF for five years at least.

There are also allegations on Dr Naik and his NGO for forced religion conversions after which Kerala police have lodged complaint against the NGO. As the constitution of India gives freedom to practice religion by choice, if any NGO is found involved in forced conversions, it may increase the trouble.