NEW DELHI - Embarrassed India responds shamelessly over Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's claims of rejecting Indian government over Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.
India says it wants the extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who has taken permanent residency in Malaysia and is working towards it.
The Indian government was caught lying over the issue of Zakir Naik that it had requested Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad for his extradition.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi over completion of 100 days of the government, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, "Let me make it very clear for the record, there is an extradition request for Zakir Naik. We want him back and that is what we are working towards."
Mr Jaishankar's remarks came in response to a question regarding Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's claim that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi had not asked for Naik to be extradited to India during discussions on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok earlier this month.