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Central Government Bans Controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for 5 Years

The ban on IRF has been enforced under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and approved at a Union cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi

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New Delhi, Nov 16, 2016: The central government on Tuesday banned controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years with immediate effect.

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The ban on IRF has been enforced under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and approved at a Union cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier on November 4, the government, through a gazette notification, had put the IRF under prior permission category. (IANS)
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All Religions Flourished In India: Modi

"Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices," the Prime Minister said

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  • Prime minister Narendra Modi says that all religions flourished in India
  • He said that every religion found life in India
  • Modi said that India is a land of many religions and festivals

Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.

“Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

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“Be it, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India. India has given the idea of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ — which means that the whole world is our family. India found its identity in considering the people of this world as their family.

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Narendra Modi says that Indians celebrate all festivals with same level of jest.

“We will be celebrating Holi tomorrow, there will be a celebration of Buddha Jayanti, that will be followed by the month of Ramzan — a symbol of the country’s unity and diversity.” IANS