Zakir Naik claimed “every Muslim should be a terrorist”: Delhi HC upholds ban on IRF

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva yesterday refused to set aside the ban imposed on Indian Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

The Ministry of Home Affairs in November 2016 declared the organization as an "unlawful association" under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The petitioner NGO had claimed that the ban was ultra vires Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India. Senior counsel

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