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Will I-T and ED officials raid Madarsas that receive funds from organizations linked with terrorists?

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Nitten Gokhaley
Nitten Gokhaleyhttps://www.ngweb24.com/
A content writer by profession with over nine years of experience. He works on business, crime, health, Bollywood, and political stories. The Author holds a BA degree and Diploma in Cyber Law. You can email him- [email protected]

During the last week, the Income Tax, as well as ED officials have raided several temples and issued notices to many priests about their income. The recent raids were conducted at Nashik’s Trimbakeshwar Temple and at Visakhapatnam’s Simhachalam Temple.

Several right-wing outfits criticized the NDA Government for doing nothing against Madarsas and Islamic charities that receive funding from Saudi as well as other Gulf countries. I-T and ED teams are targeting Hindu Temples and priests but questions are being raised about their ability to launch an investigation against Madarsas.

“They can only target Hindu priests, but won’t dare to launch an investigation against Christian missionaries who use foreign funds to promote Christianity and convert Adivasis, Dalits in India. By acting against temples and Hindu priests, the BJP has done something that even Congress never dared to do while proving their secular credentials. Is the government planning to arrest and interrogate all the priests from popular religious places?”, said one leader from a party that is a part of the NDA.

“Priests earn their money after performing rituals; they are not involved in gambling or illegal liquor shops to make money. If the government has found one or two priests with a large sum of money, they cannot just go on harassing all the Hindu priests in various states and start treating them as criminals.”

Giving a communal turn to I-T and ED raids on temples sounds illogical, but, if you dig deep, you would find some sense in the same.

Organizations on terror watch list are financing some Madarsas in India?

Believe it or not, in September 2016, NDTV (yes, NDTV!) released their exclusive story about how organizations linked with Al Qaeda and other radical Islamic groups are financing Madarsas, orphanages, and schools to spread Saudi-Style Islam in the country.

The report also points out irregularities in financial transactions as well as how the information available on Home Ministry’s Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) website (Govt records) is incorrect.

It points out how Indian Government agencies fail to scrutinize details about funds that Islamic organizations receive from Arabian Peninsula.

Muslim scholar Zakir Naik’s IRF is in headlines because of ED’s action in money laundering case and other terrorism related links. The government acted against Zakir Naik only when Bangladesh blast investigations pointed out the role that Naik’s videos played in motivating terrorists.

Believe it or not, but initially, ‘secular’ Maharashtra police team was all set to give a clean chit to Naik, but Kerala police arrested two individuals from Mumbai working for Zakir Naik’s foundation and changed the scene. Perhaps, Mumbai police’s clean chit plan was changed due to Kerala Police and NIA’s intervention.

Anyway, getting back to the topic, the central government needs to show its guts and direct agencies to conduct raids on Mosques, Madarsas, and Islamic outfits that receive crores of rupees from abroad. Who knows? Such raids might open a can of worms.

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Nitten Gokhaley
Nitten Gokhaleyhttps://www.ngweb24.com/
A content writer by profession with over nine years of experience. He works on business, crime, health, Bollywood, and political stories. The Author holds a BA degree and Diploma in Cyber Law. You can email him- [email protected]
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