Malaysia’s blunt refusal to deport Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is a rap on the knuckles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for feeding legally untenable, cooked-up information to foreign countries to shore up the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) divisive domestic agenda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, poses with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 31, 2018. (Malaysia Information Ministry via AP)
Indian protestors hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest denouncing Zakir Naik in New Delhi on July 18, 2016. (AFP)