Zakir Naik’s Peace TV has no permission to downlink: Ministry

New Delhi, July 9: The central government on Saturday said Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel is not permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to downlink and warned the cable operators that action will be taken for transmitting the channel.

In view of reports that the channel’s content aimed at inciting communal violence, the ministry issued a notification directing officials to take action against those transmitting the channel.

The ministry’s Deputy Secretary Shankar Lal said: “Reports are being received of such content being broadcast through private satellite TV channels, such as Peace TV channel, which are not permitted by this ministry for downlinking into the country.”