According to Dr Zakir Naik's biography, he started his preaching and founded IRF in 1991.

Even though numerous terrorist incidents took place in India and Bangladesh during the last 26 years, nothing happened during all these years. I.e. even though he was regularly criticized, no one ever linked him with terrorism.

What happened suddenly?

Why has Indian government started a probe against him after 26 years even though he was doing his job as he was doing 26 years ago?

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Because the current right wing government wants to stop conversions. Since no substantial evidence could be gathered linking him to terrorist organisations the govt made up a case of foreign donations against him. Such articles with low factual content regularly hit the headlines in indian media outlets.

An example:


  1. This article names "many" joined ISIS but doesn't give out any specific names or numbers
  2. Says "60 crores were used for conversion" - neither receiving donations nor propagating ones religion is a crime in India
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    Can you further prove the "low factual content" point Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 13:28
  • @SleepingGod see the example in my reply
    – t4u51f
    Commented May 18, 2018 at 5:46

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