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Islamic scholars for Peace TV shutdown

06 December, 2015 01:12
Islamic scholars for Peace TV shutdown

The leading Islamic Scholars of separate mosques and Islamic organisations across the country have demanded not to telecast the programmes of Peace TV in the country.

 

 

'The channel is telecasting anti-Islam messages in its programmes,' the Islamic clerics alleged.

 

The clerics who were in a meeting with police high officials at the police headquarters in the capital held on Saturday, requested the IGP to stop the telecast of Peace TV in Bangladesh soon.

 

After the discussion with the scholars, the Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said, 'Those who create threats to public safety and kill people by using religion will have to be stopped.'

 

He also warned that they have directives to gather more information on those who tactfully promote religious radicalism in the country.

 

At least 35 Islamic Scholars of separate level were present in the meeting on the day.

 

According to the wikipedia, the Peace TV Bangla is a Bengali language Islamic television network.

 

Peace TV programs are in Bengali and some are dubbed into English language and telecast free-to-air. The founder and president of Peace TV Bangla is Zakir Naik.

 

Since 22 April 2011, Peace TV Bangla channel has been telecast worldwide but mainly in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australia.

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