Support for Dr Zakir Naik Starts Pouring In, Solidarity Rally in Srinagar



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Dr Zakir Naik
Dr Zakir Naik

Scores of supporters of Dr Zakir Naik on Friday took out a solidarity march in Srinagar condemning the “media trail of legendary Islamic preacher”.

The supporters gathered peacefully in the Residency Road area and shouted slogans in favour of Zakir Naik.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of their march, Muhammad Aamir, the Islamic Fraternity head, said: “He is a renowned Islamic scholar who has always condemned terrorism.”

Islamic Fraternity is an all Muslims youth body which also runs a school in Srinagar. “Any action to ban his preaching or his television channel will have serious repercussions,” Aamir added.

The supporters also heald a sit-in protest in Press Enclave Srinagar before dispersing of peacefully.

A medical doctor, Dr Zakir Naik is an Islamic preacher of international repute.

A solidarity rally in support of Dr Zakir Naik in Srinagar.
A solidarity rally in support of Dr Zakir Naik in Srinagar.

He has been a student of Ahmad Deedat. Deedat was a South African scholar of comparative religions. Dr Naik started making his public appearance as a Daee since 1999. He runs a TV channel: Peace TV besides a Research Institute – (Islamic Research Foundation) IRF from Mumbai.

BJP led Union Government has started investigations into the speeches made by Dr Zakir Naik, so far. He is under the scanner since newspaper reports alleged that two of the five young suspected militants who killed 20 hostages at a popular cafe in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on July 1, drew their inspiration from his speeches.

The “media trail” of Dr Naik has invited sharp reaction from Kashmir netizens. People have changed their Facebook profile pictures with the Dr Naik’s picture while #Tag in support of Dr Naik has been a major hit on Twitter.


  1. We must stand uniformly with DR. Zakir Nayak sahib I Appeal to all Islamic followers to take a peaceful rally solidarity with Dr. Zakir Nayak sahib and oppose these National News Channel who doesn’t want to peace in India


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