Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is under scanner over his controversial speeches and sermons will speak with media on Thursday, July 14th.
According to Zakir Naik’s spokesperson, the conference has been scheduled at 11.30 am at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade in Mumbai via Skype.
TOI quoted his spokesperson saying that the press conference “will also be addressed by some eminent personalities from various fields.” “It will include some Bollywood members, lawyers and members of NGOs.”
Naik was initially supposed to reach Mumbai from Saudi Arabia on Monday morning and address a press conference. But that was cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday as Naik was yet to return to India. Later, his spokesperson informed the media that this too was cancelled and a new date would be set soon once it was clear when Naik will be back in the country. The reason for the cancellation of his return to India was attributed to his “ever-changing” schedule.
An aide of the preacher said on Monday that Dr Zakir Naik was never supposed to be physically present for the media briefing that was to take place on Tuesday. He had decided that he will address the media through Skype and answer all queries that media persons may have had.”
“His (Naik’s) travel schedule had been made long back. After performing Umrah, he is scheduled to travel to Jeddah from where he will visit Africa for his public talks scheduled there. He is therefore not expected in the country for another 2-3 weeks at least,” he added.