The NIA(National Investigation Agency) said the accused were inspired by the IS and had assembled at a hilltop in Kannur to plan attacks against key politicians in Kerala and TN.
Six men, part of an Islamic State (IS)-inspired group, who were arrested from Kerala on October 2, have told their interrogators that though they closely followed controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and another Kerala-based preacher, M.M Akbar, their speeches did not have much influence on them.
Home ministry of India , armed with legal opinion, has decided to book Naik under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for speeches it has, along with the Maharashtra government, found to be laced with jihad-inspiring content.
Bharti Jain | Aug 27, 2016,
The govt has declared his Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an "unlawful" organisation Naik was accused of motivating over 50 people accused in terrorism-related cases
NEW DELHI: The Centre seems set to slap terror charges on Islamic tele-evangelist Zakir Naik+ for motivating over 50 people accused in terrorism-related cases, while declaring his Islamic Research Foundation+ (IRF) as an "unlawful" organisation.Top government of India sources said the two-pronged action plan against Naik, a popular Islamic missionary who has been accused of being the "inspiration" behind the Dhaka restaurant attack in July, has been worked out on the basis of scrutiny of his speeches.
Mumbai Mirror | Aug 5, 2016, 03.51 AM IST
Zakir Naik inspired more than 50 terror suspects, says NIA
Mumbai Mirror Bureau
Preacher under the scanner: Some of these people are allegedly affiliated to SIMI, Indian Mujahideen, and Lashkar-e-Toiba; NIA, Mumbai cops 'cautious'.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has drawn up a list of more than 50 terror accused and suspects, who it says were inspired by Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik's speeches and videos. The NIA is one of the agencies tasked by the Union government to examine whether legal action can be initiated against Naik for 'inciting' people.
Kasaragod, Jul 17: As many as 5,793 people(1,074 Christians
, Hindus, accepted the religion of Islam(mostly forcefully converted) between 2011 and 2015 in two recognised religious conversion centres of Kerala located in Kozhikode and Malappuram, according to an intelligence report.The recruits are feared to be used for Isis.