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Zakir Naik at FIFA World Cup: No official invite was despatched to him, says Qatar

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Zakir Naik at FIFA World Cup: No official invite was sent to him, says Qatar

According to reviews, Qatar knowledgeable India through official channels that Zakir Naik, an Indian fugitive and radical Islamist preacher, had not acquired any formal invitation to attend the November 20, 2022, FIFA World Cup inauguration in Doha. Qatar reportedly said that different nations have been intentionally disseminating “disinformation” to impair diplomatic ties between India and Qatar.

The assertion was made after New Delhi raised considerations with Doha that it might be compelled to terminate Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar’s journey to the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony if Islamist Zakir Naik have been to be formally invited to look at the occasion’s opening from the VVIP field, a report by India Today said.

Vice President Dhankar noticed the celebration on November 20 and left Qatar the next day after assembly with Indian expatriate blue-collar staff who had constructed soccer stadiums in Qatar. Dhankhar additionally addressed the Indian diaspora, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts in the course of the COVID-19 disaster, which supplied meals grains for over 80 million folks within the nation.

Doha, Qatar | Indian group welcomes Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, on his go to to Doha in Qatar to symbolize India on the inaugural perform of the FIFA World Cup 2022 pic.twitter.com/rFSoOBA6DM

— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2022

As reported earlier by OpIndia, Zakir Naik arrived in Doha, Qatar, forward of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to ship non secular speeches across the nation. Naik is needed by Indian police on suspicion of cash laundering and hate speech in India. India barred Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation from working, accusing him of inciting and helping its followers in selling or trying to foster sentiments of animosity, hatred, or ill-will amongst non secular communities and teams. After departing India in 2016, Zakir Naik fled to Malaysia.

On March 30, 2022, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a discover declaring the Islamic Research Foundation an unlawful affiliation and banning it for the subsequent 5 years. This group was established by fundamentalist preacher Zakir Naik, who’s accused of radicalising Muslim youngsters via his so-called non secular talks.

The radical Islamist actions of Zakir Naik have been effectively documented. In 2016, terrorists concerned within the Dhaka blast case admitted that they have been influenced by the preacher’s speeches.

In 2019, Zakir was banned from giving speeches in Malaysia after he made racist feedback in opposition to Hindus and Chinese Malaysians. He was interrogated for hours in connection to the identical. Zakir Naik is needed in India in instances involving cash laundering. The authorities of India had taken his channel, Peace TV, off the air for peddling hate propaganda.