Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional
Muslims denied police permission to hold Dr Zakir Naik's program in Mangaluru
Monday December 28, 2015 0:18 AM, News Network

Dr Zakir Naik

Following opposition by Bajrang Dal and other right wing Hindu organisations, Manaluru city police on Sunday denied the local Muslims necessary permission to organise renowned preacher and award winning Muslim scholar Dr Zakir Naik's programmes in the city.

"Prohibitory order has been issued banning Dr Zakir Naik from entering the Police Commissionerate limits of Mangaluru City and participating in any public meeting/function for a period of 7 days from December 31 to January 6, 2016. We will take a decision on extending the ban later," City Police Commissioner S Murugan said

He added that similar orders will be issued banning the entry of Vishwa Hindu Parishat international working president Pravin Togadia too.

South Karnataka Salafi Movement (SKSM) in association with other organisations were planning to hold convention of Dr Zakir Naik in the city. The District-in-charge Minister Ramanath Rai while supporting Dr Zakir Naik's program in Mangaluru asked the non-Muslims to extend their support to his visit to the city.

The organisers had approached the city police seeking permission for the programme, which was scheduled to be held at Nehru Maidan on January 3.

Following the announcement by the Muslim organisation to organise Dr Zakir Naik's programmes in Magaluru, the Bajrang Dal and other Hindutva organisations in Karnataka had slammed the Congress government in the state for granting permission to Dr. Zakir Naik while imposing a ban on VHP leader Pravin Togadia.

The Bajrang Dal Karnataka South Zone Cordinator Sharan Pumpwell while accusing the government of favouring Muslims and discriminating against the Hindus said, "The State government, which is supporting Dr Zakir Naik’s arrival in Mangaluru, should be questioned against the ban on Dr Praveenbhai Togadia and Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat for the programmes at Bengaluru and Hassan respectively."


Share this page
More Headlines
Muhammad Siraj Maaroof, one of the oldest Muezzins at Makkah Haram, dies
Journalist groups up against DMDK Vijaykant spitting at them
Once peon in Parliament House, man held plotting dacoit's escape
'Superficial talks useless against Akhand Bharat call, ban on Pakistan artistes'
Mirza Ghalib still homeless in his birth place
2015 In Retrospect: Start-ups, Digital India dominated IT growth
Express trains run late even as India goes for bullet trains
Running shoes out of her reach, but not the feat!
2015 in Retrospect: Indian foreign policy initiatives - Lahore the showstopper
Delete Justice Pardiwala's observation on polygamy, Muslims demand in Ahmedabad
Soon, pay bills through Twitter!
See who is 'denouncing' DJ music in Milad un-Nabi procession: Sena's Hindi Saamna
Neither sudden nor unscheduled, Indian steel magnate behind Modi's Pak stopover
Modi's Pakistan visit makes a splash in US media
BJP office vandalised in Gujarat's Mehsana
Stop harassing Muslims, linking Madaris with terrorism: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind
Muslim Mushawarat hails Prime Minister Modi's Pakistan visit
Invisible women journalists making moolah out of ads in Madhya Pradesh
Sharif, Modi meeting has 'underlying conflict of interest': Imran Khan
Modi's Pakistan visit has to be moved beyond 'VIP diplomacy': Sitaram Yechury
Is Congress harming national interest?
PM Narendra Modi's surprising Lahore trip must create mirror image at home
First Muslim woman in space on a mission to connect rural Rajasthan with world
 Post Comments
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of