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Govt examining Zakir Naik's speeches: Rajnath

Naik is under the scanner following disclosures that two of the five young militants who massacred 20 hostages in Dhaka on July 1, drew their inspiration from his speeches

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Publish Date: Jul 8 2016 12:30PM | Updated Date: Jul 8 2016 12:37PM

Govt examining Zakir Naik's speeches: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh speaks to press persons in national capital. (Photo: ANI)

 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that speeches of  Islamic preacher Zakir Naik were being examined by the government and suitable action will be taken.

 
Naik is under the scanner following disclosures that two of the five young militants who massacred 20 hostages, including an Indian, at a cafe in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on July 1, drew their inspiration from his speeches. 
 
"We have taken cognisance of Zakir Naik's speeches and necessary instructions have been issued in this regard. His speeches/CDs are being examined and whatever is justified will be done," Singh told the media in national capital.
 
"As far as the government of India is concerned, we will not compromise on terrorism at any cost," he added.
 
Naik is banned in Britain and Canada for his hate speeches aimed against other religions.