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Naik’s TV goes off air in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) Mumbai-based controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV went off the air in Bangladesh on Monday after authorities cancelled its broadcast rights.

The information ministry issued the order on Monday, a day after the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order decided to end its broadcast, bdnews24 reported.

The decision followed allegations that the Indian preacher�s speeches, sermons and interpretation of Islamic issues were “inspiring acts of terrorism” and radicalising youths.

The information ministry order read: �Based on the Cabinet committee�s decision, free-to-air TV channel Peace TV�s downlink permission has been cancelled for violating downlink conditions.�

The ban comes in the wake of bloody terror attacks in Bangladesh this month.

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