Zakir Naik Will Return to India in Congress Rule: Fact Check


Qn: If there is a change in government, will you be open to the idea of returning?

Ans: Yes, of course, the chances of returning are much more. Not that tomorrow if there is a change in government I can come the next day. The case against me can proceed. I will cooperate under the condition that I will not be unjustly persecuted. Today, everyone is saying something for their own benefit, including the Congress. Out of the two evils, the Congress is the lesser evil. Not that they are completely honest. If the Congress was completely truthful then Babri masjid wouldn’t have been demolished.

Today, if the Congress feels going soft on Muslims is beneficial, they are going soft for their own benefit. But I am definitely scared for the country and the Muslims if the BJP comes back to power. One of the concerns is extreme right wing, then money power and corruption.

I don’t consider the BJP to be practising Hindus. I consider the Congress more Hindu than the BJP. Does Modi know Hindu scriptures? Let us have a dialogue. Let’s talk about hindutva. Hindu scriptures say don’t cheat, don’t lie. But why are they lying? I would not like to come back if the BJP is in power.

To Conclude

Zakir Naik did not give any timeframe of his return to India and did not actually say he will do it if Congress party comes to rule. He however said the chances of his return to India are more if there’s change in government. In 2011, Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation donated Rs 50 lakh to Sonia Gandhi-led Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Rajiv Gandhi Foundation returned the donation in 2016 after investigations began on Zakir Naik. In 2012, Congress leader Digvijay Singh called Zakir Naik a ‘messenger of peace’. Incidents like these raised questions whether Congress Party is backing the controversial preacher Zakir Naik and his alleged terror links.

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Prashanth Damarla