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Bangladesh government on Sunday banned the broadcasting of Mumbai based controversial preacher Zakir Naik ‘s Peace TV channel after reports that his “provocative” speeches inspired some of the militants who carried out the country’s worst terror attack at a cafe.

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Zakir Naik

The decision to ban the ‘Peace TV Bangla’ was taken during a special meeting of Cabinet Committee on Law and Order, senior minister in Sk Hasina cabinet Aamir Hossain Amu, who chaired the meeting.

Police will monitor the sermons given during the Friday prayers to check whether any provocative lectures are delivered, Amu told reporters after the meeting.

Besides senior ministers, the meeting was attended by chief of police and head of the elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), paramilitary border guards and top officials of different security agencies.

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