Saturday, Jun 06, 2020 | Last Update : 07:05 AM IST

73rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra77793336812710 Tamil Nadu2725614901223 Delhi250049898659 Gujarat18609126671155 Rajasthan98627104213 Uttar Pradesh92375439245 Madhya Pradesh87622772377 West Bengal68762768355 Bihar4452212028 Karnataka4320161057 Andhra Pradesh4112252971 Haryana3281112324 Telangana31471587105 Jammu and Kashmir3142104835 Odisha247814819 Punjab2415204347 Assam19894434 Kerala158969015 Uttarakhand115328610 Jharkhand7642975 Chhatisgarh6781892 Tripura6221730 Himachal Pradesh3691636 Chandigarh3022225 Goa126570 Manipur124110 Puducherry90330 Nagaland8000 Arunachal Pradesh3710 Meghalaya33131 Mizoram1710 Sikkim200

Sri Lanka block Zakir Naik's TV channel after terror attack: Report

PTI
Published : May 1, 2019, 5:24 pm IST
Updated : May 1, 2019, 5:26 pm IST

Two of Sri Lanka's major cable TV operators have dropped controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV from their list of channels.

However, the Sri Lankan government has not banned the controversial Peace TV. (File Photo)
 However, the Sri Lankan government has not banned the controversial Peace TV. (File Photo)

Colombo: Two of Sri Lanka's major cable TV operators have dropped controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV from their list of channels, media reports said, after the Easter Sunday blasts that killed over 250 people.

India and Bangladesh have already banned his TV channel, which has allegedly been used by ISIS recruiters for indoctrination and brainwashing the youth.

Sri Lanka's two of the largest cable operators ''Dialogue'' and ''SLT'' have stopped airing Zakir Naik's Peace TV. However, an official announcement on this yet to be made, Colombo Gazette reported.

However, the Sri Lankan government has not banned the controversial Peace TV.

''Peace TV'' was launched by Zakir Naik's Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation in 2006. An Urdu version was launched in 2009, followed by a Bangla version in 2011. The content in English, Urdu and Bangla is telecast from Dubai.

Zakir Naik is wanted by India for allegedly inciting young people with his hate speeches.He is being probed for terror and money laundering charges by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). He had left India in 2016.

He has been granted permanent residence in Malaysia.

The NIA had first registered a case against Zakir Naik under anti-terror laws in 2016 for allegedly promoting enmity between different religious groups. Bangladesh suspended the channel that featured his teachings, after media reported that terrorists behind the Dhaka cafe in 2016 were his followers.

Tags: zakir naik, isis, sri lanka blasts, easter blasts in sri lanka
Location: Sri Lanka, Western, Colombo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT