Today Sudarshan News provides details in Supreme Court for the alleged foreign funding of Zakat Foundation of India to justify its program alleging conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims into the Indian Civil services.
Sudarshan News in their submission mentioned the Fund transfer to Zakat Foundation of India’s link to Zakir Naik
Points Mentioned in Submission-
i) Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation has been banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, (UAPA). The Cabinet note regarding the ban said that Zakir Naik has been promoting enmity between religious groups and inspiring Muslim youth in India and abroad to commit terrorist acts.
ii) It is relevant to mention that as per the record maintained by Companies House, the Registrar of Companies in the United Kingdom it has come in public domain that the following persons are linked with each other:-
Zakir Naik is currently a Director of Islamic Research Foundation (International) at U.K.
From 24.01.2007 to 20.12.2016 Mohammed Jafer Hussain Qureshi was Director of Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (International) at U.K. He is presently Director of Zakat Foundation of India (International) at U.K.
Shri Syed Zafar Mahmood who is founder of Zakat Foundation of India is presently Director of Zakat Foundation of India (International) at U.K.
iii) It is the understanding of the answering Respondent that Syed Zafar Mahmood is closely associated with both Mohammed Jafer Hussain Qureshi and Zakir Naik.
B. Zakat Foundation of India, links with Muslim Aid (U.K.) and beyond
i) As per FCRA records available with Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA), Zakat Foundation of India received donations from ‘Muslim Aid (UK)’, which were deposited in their bank account maintained at Bank of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi which are as under:-
2006-2007- Rs. 14,35,194.00
ii) As per Mr.Sam Westrop, Director of Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch, General Khalid Latif who is Chairman of Muslim Aid (Pakistan) was previously a Senior Official of Pakistan’s ISI. Muslim Aid (Pakistan) also partners and works closely with designated terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen.
iii) It is a matter of fact that Muslim Aid U.K. is a parent organization of Muslim Aid Pakistan which inter alia (Muslim Aid U.K.) is funding Zakat Foundation of India.
iv) Mr.Westrop further states that Muslim Aid, UK has repeatedly been found involved with a number of terror networks. He adds, that in 2010, following investigative work by British media and an inquiry by Britain’s charity regulator, Muslim Aid, UK was found (and admitted) to have been funding a number of front organizations for the terrorist groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Zakat Foundation of India and Madina Trust
Zakat Foundation of India was founded in 1993 by one Syed Zafar
Mahmood. Zakat Foundation of India is primarily involved in providing coaching to the aspirants of Civil Services from one community.
From 2009 to 2019 a total of 119 Zakat Foundation of India fellows have joined the Civil Services as per their website. As per reports, in 2020 alone 27 out of 40 Muslim candidates selected by Union Public Service Commission are products of the Zakat Foundation of India.
As per FCRA records available with Ministry of Home Affairs Zakat Foundation of India received donations from Madina Trust U.K., through deposit in their bank account maintained at Bank of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi which are as under:-
g. 2017-2018 Rs.12,73,960/-
i) As per records of Charity Commission for England and Wales, Dr.Zahid Ali Parvez, Trustee, Madina Trust is also a trustee with the Islamic Foundation. The Times, UK had reported that two Islamic Foundation trustees were on the UN sanctions list of people associated with banned terror organizations Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
iii) According to reports, Madina Trust was also involved in an attack on Indian High Commission, London in September,2019.
Zakat Foundation of India, Zakat Foundation of America, Khalil Demir and extremist organizations.
i) As per FCRA records available with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Zakat Foundation of India received donations from Zakat Foundation of America which were deposited in their bank account maintained at Bank of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi which is as under:-
2015-2016 – Rs. 11,32,574.00
ii) As per a report by non-profit research group i.e. The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) of United States of America, Zakat Foundation of America’s executive director is Khalil Demir. Khalil Demir has signed the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 990 forms for Benevolence International Foundation (BIF) which US Treasury(U.S. Government) found guilty in the year 2002 for funding Al-Qaeda.
iii) In addition to serving Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), Khalil Demir also has worked with the terror-tied Turkish Humanitarian Relief Organization (IHH). A 2010 news release on the Turkish charity’s relief efforts in earthquake-hit Haiti describes Khalil Demir as an “IHH aid coordinator.” The same year, IHH also referred to the Zakat Foundation of America as a “partner institution.”
iv) Turkish Humanitarian Relief Organization (IHH) has also helped in funding the Hamas military wing (terror group), which used the money to buy weapons and build training facilities as per Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Relations. IHH has been designated a terrorist
These are the submissions made by Sudarshan TV in the Supreme Court.