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Venkaiah Naidu: Zakir Naik’s ‘Peace TV’ affecting peace


New Delhi: Amid of the controversy over Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel senior BJP leader and Minister for Information Broadcasting (I&B) M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that Mumbai-based Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik’s ‘Peace TV’ is affecting our peace instead.

Naik runs a TV channel called Peace TV, and is already being investigated by the Mumbai police and has now been banned in Bangladesh after reports that his “provocative” speeches has inspired some of the militants who carried out terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka.

Naidu said. “Peace TV had applied for license in 2008 but it was rejected. So its broadcast is already illegal. I appeal to the people that if they see any unauthorised channel on their cable networks, they should inform the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.”

Naidu added. “Terrorist is a terrorist. No Indian can have sympathy for terrorists .”

“Information and Broadcasting Ministry has also written a letter to all the Chief Ministers to take action against unauthorized channels,” said Naidu.

However, Naik had released a statement, saying “totally disagreed” that he inspired the act of killing innocent people in Dhaka.

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