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The Union Cabinet has decided to ban harmful 'NGO' - Islamic Research Foundation run by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik under 'Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.' IRF has been found of spreading the hatred discourse that can invoke terror activities. The ban will be effective immediately and will stand for next five years.    

The development in the direction of banning his NGO has come after an investigation by the Home Ministry found IRF was having its link and common fund utilization with Peace TV for propagating terror. 

The home ministry took the decision of ban on the grounds of various complaints and cases booked against IRF. The execution of UAPA requires a clearance from ministry. 

A Tribunal will be set up where Zakir Naik could challenge the ban on his NGO.

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