Zakir Naik cancels Skype press meet again

Zakir Naik cancels Skype press meet again

Zakir Naik cancels Skype press meet again

Controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik has cancelled his Skype media meet yet again. Dr Naik has been facing the heat because of his way of spreading the religion and criticism of other religions.

This is the third time this week that Dr Naik, the founder of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and Peace TV had to postpone his media meet. Currently in Mecca-Medina in Saudi Arabia, he would be travelling to African countries.

On Thursday morning, he was to address a media meet through Skype at Mehfil Hall at Agripada, however the trustees and management informed him to cancel it.

“Given no choice our teams dismantled everything and left around midnight,” an IRF spokesperson said in a message circulated on the social media.

On Sunday, a message was circulated that he would address a Skype press conference at a five-star hotel on Tuesday but that was cancelled.

Then there were plans to hold a meet at the World Trade Centre on Wednesday, which too was called off.

The 50-year-old televangelist was to return to Mumbai on Monday, but he preferred to stay abroad. Dr Naik has been facing the heat since his name cropped after investigations in Bangladesh have revealed that two of the Dhaka attackers were inspired by him. Several Hindu and Muslim organisations have demanded a ban on him.

The IRF would make an attempt to have a press conference of Naik online on Friday.

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