After India, now Bangladesh bans Peace TV

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dhaka, July 10 (ANI): The Bangladesh Government has decided to stop airing Peace TV along with other unauthorized channels. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu made the disclosure at a press briefing after a Cabinet committee meeting on law and order on Sunday, reports the Dhaka Tribune. The move comes after it was found that some of the Dhaka cafe attackers, who killed 20 hostages, followed controversial Indian Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik and were inspired by his misinterpretations of Islam. The Islamic scholars in Bangladesh had last year demanded a ban on the channel, saying it was misleading the Muslims all over the world. 51-year-old Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is an Islamic preacher, who founded the Islamic Research Foundation in 1991 when he started Dawah or religious preaching. His lectures mostly revolve around how Islam is superior to all other faiths. While he claims to be an advocate of interfaith dialogue, his preachings reinforce all the stereotypes which exist against Muslims. He opposes propagating any other religion and says that non-Muslims should not be allowed to have places of religious worships in an Islamic country. Earlier on Friday, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India also decided to ban Zakir Naik's Peace TV, which is not licensed in India and is uplinked from Dubai. (ANI)