Mangaluru: Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik’s Entry to City Banned

Mangaluru: There was strong objection from the BJP and Sangh Parivar to ban Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik from entering the city to address the public gathering on January 2. Various BJP leaders handed over memorandums to the Police commissioner to ban Dr Zakir Naik from entering Mangaluru.

The Sangh Parivar also threatened that if Dr Zakir comes to Mangaluru and hurts the sentiments of Hindus, there will be violence in the district. To avoid any untoward incidents in the district, the concerned authorities should take the request seriously.Inspite of our demands, if Zakir Naik comes to Mangaluru and if any untoward incidents take place, the district administration and the government will be directly held responsible.

VHP leader Murali in a press meet said, “The administration should not give permission for any programme featuring such a controversial figure. If the administration gives permission to Dr Zakir Naik to speak on January 2, we will organize a HinduSamajotsava headed by Praveen Togadia on the same day as a mark of protest.”

For the safety and security of the people in the district, the police commissioner Murugan has imposed a ban on Dr Zakir Naik from entering the city under section 144 for the period of one week from December 31 to 6 January.

10 Comments

  1. Dear readers,

    The Mangalore police has once again confirmed what the ‘Cobrapost’ exposed in sting operation. It is one of the classic example of ‘intolerance’ set by the law enforcement department.

    Why the same law is not applicable to Cancer Togadia, Sadhvi Balika,Pramod Mutalik,Parmanand swami …? Do the VHP and Bajrang Dal has given written guarantee to organise any event in the past without untoward incident and hate speeches?

    The Police department,District commissioner has once again submitted to the language of threat used by the saffron fundamentalist. Why the commissioner has not booked the case against saffron leaders who are openly threatened the peace in the city? Is police intelligence is kept in the cold storage?

    Now the ruling Congress government of Karnataka plays Santa for Sri Rama Sene’s Muthalik, to drop 13 charges against ‘hate speech’ against him. He is one of the key conspirator in the Hubli court yard bomb blast,caught in Tehelka sting operation ‘riots for money’,hoisted Pakistani flag in Sindagi to create communal disturbance, distributed lethal weapons under ‘Trishul Diksha’ and made Mangalore know for pub attack. How many more evidence does the Home Ministry of Karnataka need to prosecute if owns a Hindu name has strong political connection?

    Karnataka Congress to drop 13 charges against ‘hate speech’ leader Muthalik
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3374876/Karnataka-Congress-drop-13-charges-against-hate-speech-leader-Muthalik.html#ixzz3vXFSgxFr

    I once again reiterate that it won’t surprise many if smart city of Mangalore burns like ‘Godhra’ or ‘Muzaffarnagar’ and Police department remain mute spectator like Mumbai communal violence. Once pristine coastal town known for their generosity,interfaith understanding and education hub,remains in spotlight in wrong reasons. Why there is peace can’t be restored in the future smart city, it is the soft approach of police department is single reason.

    Today ‘Dilwale’ has crossed Rs.1 billion mark.But in tolerant Mangalore you need to ‘Police protection’ .

    Is ‘Smart city’ lacks ‘smart people’?

    Jai Hind

  2. This is WRONG!! This is a slippery slope!! Where do we stop? It was Mr.Togadia in the past. It is Mr.Zakir Naik’s turn now. Who next? And, also what do they mean by ‘hurting religious sentiments’? This is a total bogus and we are moving in a wrong direction.

    If Mr.Naik has done any illegal things or encouraged violence, then it is a much bigger discussion. In that case, Indian govt can take legal action against him. But, what’s the point in restricting his movements in his own country when he is not proven guilty in court??

    I wish we had a true media. But, we don’t have one. This is entirely a creation of pseudo-media and bogus-secular groups. In the past, they all cheered when Hindu leaders were banned from entering city. Now, the same monster is spinning out of control.

    Individual Libery, Journalism and Progressive values – RIP

    • Original R.Pai – “If Mr.Naik has done any illegal things or encouraged violence, then it is a much bigger discussion.”

      RSS Paimaam would have been immensely pleased if Mr.Zakir Naik would be allowed to make infuriating speeches in the vulnerable coastal belt of Karnataka and added more and more Hindus to the pockets of the BJP. If any violence took place as a result, RSS would get what they pray for!

  3. The last thing we need in Mangalore is a guy to show his expertise in old books and convince his God is true and al the rest are false. Let Mangalore welcome anyone who promote love and unity, tolerance and nobility. The world already knows the falsehood of terror and hatred inspiring gods and one true living God who inspires nothing but love and kindness.

    • “The last thing we need in Mangalore is a guy to show his expertise in old books and convince his God is true and all the rest are false”

      Richard sir !! Your statement 100% true. Your’s is the true voice of reasoning.

  4. I find religious fanatics coming and giving lectures and sermons to people who are naive and gullible, be it Dr. Zakir Naik, Praveen Tongadia, Pramod Muthalik, Benny Hines and others as disgusting and repulsive. They do it to brainwash masses or because they have a hidden agenda or to keep themselves gainfully employed. Dr. Zakir Naik, I am told, is a medical doctor by profession. So, why does he not pursue his profession and serve people, rather than indulging in this religious humbug? I wonder how much money does Dr. Naik make in delivering sermons, stressing on the superiority of his religion over others and answering questions?

    Mangalore should encourage people who are distinguished in varied fields to come and speak to people, be it international film stars, writers, musicians, dancers, scientists, war heroes and others, because people will learn a lot from these successful personalities.

    • Dr. Zakir Naik, Praveen Tongadia, Pramod Muthalik, Benny Hines and others as disgusting and repulsive. – Mr. Nelson

      Err…Benny Hines? Or did you mean to say ‘Benny Hinn’ – the snake oil peddler?

  5. “Today ‘Dilwale’ has crossed Rs.1 billion mark.But in tolerant Mangalore you need to ‘Police protection’ .”

    This could be right as per Deoband news, but in actual it is a flop show!!

    If it crosses 1 billon Rs mark then the money may be flowing in from Underworld !

  6. Dr. Zakir Naik, I am told, is a medical doctor by profession. So, why does he not pursue his profession and serve people, rather than indulging in this religious humbug?-Mr.Nelson Lewis

    Sir, Though Dr.Zakir Naik is Doctor in professional he never indulge in hate speeches. The many lectures which he delivered is related to comparative religion. Everyone love his religion by birth. If one try to educate through his/her own religious scripture it won’t be objectionable.

    It is open to public of all donation they received to run his own Channels. If he is greed of money he would have continued his own carrier which is enough to suffice his own family needs.

    It is ridiculous use terms without validating. Show me one hate speeches ever gave by Dr.Zakir naik or Benny Hinn?

    Mangalore needs ‘smart people’ not an troop of dancers which need police protection to have liberty to have entertainment.

    Ask Togadia also ‘oncologist’ by profession,what contribution has he done for the upliftment of his own society other than hate speeches?

    Jai Hind

  7. This is s very good decision to ban anyone who gives hate speeches against other religions. Zakir naik says against democracy and secular state and this is right in police commissioner exercising his ban. The government and the state must be respected and state should handle these elements with an iron hand. Else india will also become like Syria and Yemen. Let people practise religion in their homes. When they come outside the house, they should be only Indians.
    We wish the state and government keeps up the good efficient work and politicians like nail and Bawa should be booted by the people for vote bank politics who encouraged this hatemonger naik entry to mangalore.

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