Indian PM Modi request made to Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad likely to be rejected
NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi request made to Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad over extradition of Islamic preacher Zakir Naek is likely to be rejected.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Malaysian PM Mahathir bin Mohamad met on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok during which the former raised the issue of Zakir Naik.
Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, "PM Modi raised the issue of Zakir Naik and both sides decided that officials will keep in touch regarding it and its an important issue for New Delhi"
New Delhi has sent an extradition request to the country but no action has been taken by Kuala Lumpur.
India born Zakir Naik is wanted in India and is known for his hate speeches. In 2017 India had revoked his passport and declared him as an offender. He currently resides in Malaysia which has given him a PR-Permanent Resident status.