When banned radical Zakir Naik attended the FIFA World Cup-2022 opening ceremony, controversy erupted around the Football world being held in Qatar. India had strongly objected to Qatar in this regard. Doha has now clarified its position on this issue which is becoming more serious.
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Zakir Naik, a wanted man, was not invited to the Football World Cup opening ceremony, Qatar has told India diplomatically. Qatar claims that some nations are spreading false information in this area so as to damage bilateral ties between India and Qatar.
Qatar’s reply to India’s objection
Qatar’s objection had been clearly conveyed by the Government of India. India has stated that Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar from New Delhi would not travel to Doha to attend the inaugural ceremony if the fugitive Zakir Naik had been publicly invited by Qatar. On India’s opposition, Qatar has now informed New Delhi of this. Zakir Naik, according to Qatar, was not formally invited by Doha. According to Qatar, such false material is being disseminated to harm bilateral ties with India.
Who is fugitive Zakir Naik?
Since 2016, India has been seeking Zakir Naik. Zakir Naik, a wanted man, is charged with money laundering and encouraging young people to commit terrorism. Additionally charged with using hate speech, Zakir Naik. The Ministry of Home Affairs deemed the Islamic Research Foundation, which is controlled by wanted man Zakir Naik, to be an unlawful organization in March of this year. A stringent section of UAPA prohibits the use of IRF. Malaysia has become a haven for Zakir Naik. An extradition request has also been sent to Malaysia in this regard by India.
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He may have also been involved in the riots in Delhi in the year 2020, according to speculation. Due to his hate speech, Zakir Naik has also been prohibited in Britain and Canada.