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Zakir Naik in soup over racial speeches in Malaysia

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Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who was granted permanent residency in Malaysia after he fled India on being charged with giving inflammatory speeches, has been barred from holding religious talks in several Malaysian states.

Naik, who has been living in Malaysia for the last three years, is in the limelight for his remarks against non-Muslim minorities, especially the Chinese and Hindus in Malaysia.

Seven states – Melaka, Johor, Selangor, Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Sarawak – have decided to bar the controversial preacher from speaking in public.

Malaysia’s former police chief Rahim Noor has urged the government to rescind his Permanent Resident (PR) status and return him to India.

“Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had commented that the government will consider rescinding his PR status if it is proven that he has committed criminal offences,” Noor was quoted as saying.

In his racial comments, Naik had said that Hindus in Malaysia get “100 times more rights” than the Muslim minority gets in India, and yet they support the “Prime Minister of India and not the Prime Minister of Malaysia”.

Despite facing calls for deportation by multiple parties, Naik called on the Malaysian Chinese to “go back” first as they were the “old guests” of the country.

“Later on, more people came and Malaysia became fully Muslim. Then you have the Chinese coming, the Indian coming, the British coming. They are our new guests.

“People call me a guest. So I said, before me, the Chinese were the guests. They aren’t born here. If you want the new guest to go first, (then) ask the old guests to go back.

“The Chinese weren’t born here, most of them. Maybe the new generation, yes.

“If you want the guest to go back and those guest which (sic) are bringing peace in the community, they are benefit (sic) for the family,” he said while addressing a religious talk last week.

Prime Minister Mahathir has said that Naik should stay away from making political speeches in Malaysia.

The Malaysian Prime Minister, who has backed the Muslim scholar several times before, said the preacher has gone too far with his recent racial comments.

Naik is wanted in India in cases of financial irregularities and hate speech.

Malaysia’s impatience with Naik also comes days after Malaysian Minister P. Waytha Moorthy, special envoy of the Prime Minister, visited India and met Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

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Marathi actor nabbed for ‘vile posts’ against Maharashtra minister

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A small-time Marathi actor has been arrested in Thane for allegedly posting objectionable posts on the Facebook page of Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, officials said on Tuesday.

The accused, identified as Mayuresh Kotkar, who has acted in some Marathi serials and films, was nabbed following a complaint lodged by Shiv Sena corporator Yogesh Jankar.

Jankar, in his complaint last Friday, said that Kotkar posted allegedly defamatory and inciteful content on the Facebook page of the minister which could have triggered violence between communities.

Following the plea, the Shreenagar police station investigated the matter and nabbed Kotkar. He was produced before a Thane court which sent him to judicial custody.

The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi has been criticised over Kotkar’s arrest by several prominent personalities on social media.

The posts pertained to the proposal for the naming of the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport after the Shiv Sena founder-patriarch, Balasaheb Thackeray, who passed away in 2012.

Local villagers, comprising the Agri community, are strongly opposed to the proposal and have demanded that the airport should be named after a prominent local leader, Peasants & Workers Party (PWP) senior functionary and parliamentarian, Dinkar B. Patil, who had passed away in 2012.

Last week, the villagers protested by forming a 12-km-long human chain and have now threatened to lay a siege of the Konkan Bhavan on June 24 if their demand is not conceded.

Kotkar had joined the Agri protests and had also made several posts on social media networks, but after the Sena complaint, police deleted some of the objectionable content.

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Antilia SUV case: NIA nabs two suburban residents

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The National Investigation Agency has arrested two more persons in connection with the probe into the sensational cause of a SUV planted with gelatin sticks near Antilia building and the murder of its owner, officials said here on Tuesday.

The duo has been identified as Santosh Atmaram Shelar and Anand Pandurang Jadhav, both residents of the Kurar village, a slum pocket in Malad east suburb.

Arrested four days ago, they were produced before a Special NIA Court and remanded to the agency’s custody till June 21.

Though the extent of their involvement and their exact role is being ascertained in the two cases, both Jadhav and Shelar are suspected to be part of the overall conspiracy of the cases which sparked off a massive row in Feb this year.

Earlier, the NIA has arrested a total of five persons including ex-police personnel like Sachin Vaze, Riyazuddin Kazi, Sunil Mane, a convicted former cop Vinayak Shinde besides a cricket bookie Naresh Gor, and with two more nabbed, the total number of arrested accused has gone up to 7 now.

The fresh arrests came shortly after the Special NIA Court granted a two-month extension to the agency to file its chargesheet in the case.

It may be recalled that on Feb. 25, the mystery SUV with 20 gelatin sticks and a threat note to India’s premier businessman Mukesh Ambani and his family was found near his Antilia home.

A week later on March 5, the body of the SUV owner and Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran was recovered from the marshes of Thane Creek, as the twin cases triggered a nationwide political furore.

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Boyfriend and two others kill girl for resisting rape

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A first year B.Sc student was stabbed 24 times by her boyfriend and his two friends after she resisted a rape attempt.

Three youths, including the deceased’s friend, Mohammed Kaif, of Sarojini Nagar area, have been arrested in this connection on Monday. The other two arrested are Vishal and Akash.

According to reports, Kaif had called the girl on a date and picked her up from near her house.

The girl’s father was not at home and her mother had gone to their native house in Sitapur.

DCP, central, Somen Barma said, “Kaif told the police that his friends came to know about his meeting with the girl since he was talking to her on phone in their presence. As per plan, Kaif used the bike of Vishal’s brother to reach the forest area in Gahru village along with his friends. After dropping his friends there, he went to pick up the girl and then moved towards the spot where his friends were waiting for them. When Kaif along with the girl reached the spot they all overpowered her and tried to rape her.”

Kaif confessed that the girl was shell-shocked at the turn of events and she threatened to lodge a complaint with the police. She somehow freed herself from their clutches and started running away.

The accused chased and caught her. His friend Akash pinned her down and Vishal stabbed her several times, killing her on the spot, the police officer said.

Akash Yadav and Vishal Kashyap have also been arrested and the police have recovered the knife which the accused used in stabbing the victim.

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