Cable operators in Sri Lanka block Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

Days after serial blasts, cable operators in Sri Lanka blocked Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV, according to sources. India and Bangladesh have already banned Peace TV, which has often been used by ISIS recruiters for indoctrination and brainwashing youth.

As per reports, two of the largest cable operators of the country, “Dialogue” and “SLT” had stopped airing Zakir Naik’s Peace TV. However, an official announcement regarding the development is yet to be made.

The move came after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings which killed at least 250 people. However, the Sri Lankan government hasn’t banned the controversial Peace TV. Bangladesh suspended the channel that featured Zakir Naik’s preachings after media reported that militants who attacked a Dhaka cafe in 2016 were his admirers. (Courtesy News Track)