Stunning Revelation: Indian PM Narendra Modi sought secret deal with exiled Islamic preacher Zakir Naik
NEW DELHI - In a Stunning Revelation, Indian PM Narendra Modi sought secret deal with exiled Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.
Islamic scholar Zakir Naik, who has been living in an exile in Malaysia, has claimed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered him a “safe passage to India” in return for his support to New Delhi’s illegal move of revoking occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
“The meeting [that] lasted for several hours… he [an Indian official] said he wanted me to support the BJP government’s decision of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution,” Naik said in a video statement uploaded on *YouTube.*
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The television preacher left India in 2016 after New Delhi accused him of promoting hate speech and inciting terrorism. He moved to Malaysia, where he has been granted permanent residency.
The religious scholar said he “flatly” refused the offer, adding that “revoking Article 370 is unconstitutional and is taking away the rights of Kashmiris”.
“I cannot support the act of injustice, neither can betray the people of Kashmir,” he said.
The IOK has been under a lockdown with severe restrictions in place since August 5 when New Delhi stripped the occupied valley of its autonomy in a bid to convert the Muslim majority of the region into a minority.