Srinagar: Prominent socio-religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JeI India) has condemned the recent ban on Dr. Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation by the Indian government under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a statement issued by the organisation said.
“Jamaat considers the ban to be a political witch-hunt aimed at silencing the voice of all who wish to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right to profess and propagate religion. It is a signal and a warning to all minorities, especially Muslims, not to espouse and propagate their religion in this country,” Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muhammad Salim Engineer, was quoted in the statement to have said.
The organisation called this ban a “draconian move” that will “weaken the secular nature” of India.
“Government should immediately roll back its decision to ban IRF and concentrate on easing the discomfort of citizens due to demonetisation and solving basic issues plaguing our country like eradication of poverty, improving education and healthcare,” the statement further quoted Salim.