Who is Zakir Naik? Why is he in the news?

Noida: Zakir Naik is been watched by India & Bangladesh's law enforcement authorities ever since Bangladesh government asked for an investigation on his word of mouth as well in writing including Social media posts, claiming that the terrorist involved in the recent Dhaka terror attack were his follower.

Britain and Canada have already banned Naik visiting their countries while Malaysia banned his lectures fearing it could lead inter-racial tensions

Born on 18 October 1965 in Mumbai, Dr. Naik is an Islamic preacher and the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation. He is also the founder of the "comparative religion" Peace TV channel through which he reaches a reported 100 million viewers.

How does Peace TV operate?

Peace is said to be operated from Dubai without any profits, and most of the speeches and programmes are broadcasted in English. In 2006 Peace Tv has been telecasted more than 200 countries including Asia, Europe,Africa,Australia and North America

As per the channel, experts states, the Channel, which is broadcasted around the world requires a lot of funds and question is 'How Peace Tv telecastWorldwide?', without major advertisements.

 

Peace Tv claims as to be mentioned funds from various sources:

Zakir Naik has received a large sum of money from Saudi and U.K in the name of a charity which he later on diverted in his controversial propaganda of his channel Peace Tv. As per reports, in the years between 2008-2015 Peace Tv received 72 crores as a donation. Later on, Peace Tv launched a Bangla version channel, which received a whopping amount of 4 million pounds as a donation

In addition, countries that have not provided a license to Peace Tv, Naik, and related organisations reach out to the people via social media. In India, despite the absence of the downlink for channel, it has been aired in many cities of the country