New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered a probe into the speeches, writings and other materials of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, a video on Friday surfaced showing the president of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) sharing his shocking views on molestation and rape incidents.
Naik is accused of making inflammatory speeches which allegedly inspired the recent Bangladesh terror attacks.
Rattling off verses from the Quran, Naik explains why women get assaulted. Here's the video:
Born and living in Mumbai, the 50-year old Naik is a qualified doctor who left the medical profession to found the IRF which runs the Islamic International School and NGO United Islamic Aid for poor and destitute.
Considered an authority on "comparative religion", Naik is the founder of Peace Television channel, Peace TV Bangla and Peace TV Urdu, and Dawah which invites people to understand Islam through dialogue.