Srinagar: Indian Islamic scholar Zakir Naik denied media reports that claimed that he had been granted Saudi citizenship to evade arrest by Interpol.

In a statement that was accessed by news portal The Quint, Naik rubbished the reports. The statement read:

It (news if Saudi citizenship) is false, unless Allah wills. This is how the media even prints gossip as facts.

According to Middle East Monitor, Zakir Naik had been granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, by King Salman.

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