Peace TV banned in Bangladesh

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Zakir Naik on Peace TV
Zakir Naik on Peace TV

The Bangladesh government has banned Peace TV Bangla after its founder, Zakir Naik sparked controversy for his speeches after the recent terror attacks in the country.

Reports say that his “provocative” speeches have stirred up controversy, after militants killed 22 people at a restaurant in Dhaka on 1st July 2016.

Times Of India reports that a decision ban the Mumbai-based preacher’s channel Peace TV Bangla was taken during a Cabinet Committee meeting on Law and Order. It was also decided to monitor the sermons given during the Friday prayers to check whether any provocative lectures are delivered.

In India, media regulator Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said Peace TV was not permitted to broadcast in the country. It also warned cable operators that action will be taken for transmitting the channel.

It said, “Transmission or re-transmission of any TV channel in violation of the Section 5 of the Cable TV Act read with Rule 6(6) by any cable operator is an offence which attracts action against the operators by the authorized officers.”

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