Extremist Islamist preacher Zakir Naik will be deported from Oman. According to reports, Indian intelligence agencies are already in touch with Oman authorities to detain Naik. Naik is expected to visit Oman on March 23 for delivering religious sermons.
Naik had received an invitation to deliver two religious sermons in the country-- “The Quran a Global Necessity” and “Prophet Muhammad A Mercy to Humankind”. The first lecture is scheduled for the first day of Ramadan-- March 23. The second lecture is scheduled to take place on March 25 at Sultan Qaboos University.
Naik faces charges of money laundering and hate speech in India and has been living in exile in Malaysia since 2017. The Indian embassy in Oman is in touch with local agencies to detain and deport him as per local laws. The Indian embassy might likely send a legal team for follow-up after detention. The local authorities are likely to oblige with requests for detention. Qatar had invited Naik to give religious sermons at the FIFA World Cup 2022.