Govt examining funding of NGO keep running by minister Zakir Naik
New Delhi, Jul 12: Activities of NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), set up by questionable minister Zakir Naik, are being inspected by the Home Ministry, in the midst of claims that assets from abroad got by it have been spent on political exercises and motivating individuals towards radical perspectives.
A senior Home Ministry official said an examination was in progress on IRF, which was enlisted under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), and it was found that a large portion of his outside assets originated from the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and a couple of other Middle East nations.
IRF has professedly gotten about Rs 15 crore for a time of five years, going before 2012, the authority said.
Mumbai-based Naik has gone under the scanner of security offices after it was accounted for that his discourses have enlivened a portion of the terrorists who had taken attack of Holey Artisan bistro in Dhaka July 1. Maharashtra government had a week ago requested a test into the addresses by the TV preacher.
The Home Ministry test is covering the claims that outside subsidizing to IRF was utilized as a part of political exercises and that the NGO’s assets were utilized to impel individuals towards Islam and “drawing in” young people towards dread, the authority said.
All such exercises are as opposed to FCRA and any infringement welcomes reformatory activity.
IRF’s wellspring of outside subsidizing are being analyzed completely by the Home Ministry.
Records of IRF are being checked to discover for what reason the assets were sent from to another country and for what reason the assets were used, the authority said.
Authorities said that as per an insight report the substance of “Peace TV”, in which Naik frequently shows up and gives sermons, is “not favorable” to the security environment in the nation and postures “security risk”.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that CDs of Naik’s talks are being inspected for important activity and declared that the legislature won’t bargain on the issue of terrorism.
Naik, be that as it may, had discharged an announcement, saying he “completely dissented” that he propelled the slaughtering in Dhaka.
“There is not a solitary discuss mine where I urged one to execute another, whether Muslim or non-Muslim,” he said.