Dr Zakir Naik, a leading Indian research scholar deported to Malaysia, revealed the Modi government’s tactics.
In one of his statements, Dr Zakir Naik revealed that he was secretly offered by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government that if he supported the abolition of Article 370 in occupied Kashmir, the Indian government would eliminate the cases established on him. He will be allowed to return to India.
He says he flatly refused to accept the Indian government’s offer.
According to Dr Zakir Naik, he was also asked by the Indian government not to make statements against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The well-known scholar further said that the Muslim leaders of India who have supported the controversial citizenship law, he believe that they were blackmailed or compelled by the Indian government to make such a statement.
Leading Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who has been living in exile in Saudi Arabia and then Malaysia for more than 3 years, has been accused of money laundering and hate speech by the Modi government while his Indian passport has also been canceled.
Those arrested in connection with the attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh in 2016 were reportedly affected by Dr. Zakir Naik’s speeches.
The statement was justified by the National Crime Agency of India, which declared the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) of Dr Zakir Naik illegal and froze its assets.
It may be recalled that on August 5, 2019, the Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution relating to the constitutional status of Occupied Kashmir were divided into two Federally Administered States (UNION TERRITORIES) under which the first. Part Ladakh, while the other comprises Jammu and Kashmir.
Article 370 allowed the state-occupied Kashmir to make its constitution, maintain it, keep its flag and defend itself in all matters except defense, foreign and communication.
By eliminating this article, the Modi government wants to further tighten its control over occupied Kashmir, and in this regard, curfew has been imposed in occupied Kashmir for the past five months, causing the Kashmiri people to lose basic facilities in the severe cold.