The reward for Zakir Naik’s death seems to be on an increase; first it was a Shia group identifying themselves as Hussiani Tigers that offered 15 lakh, and then it was the Sadhvi Prachi that offered a 50 lakh reward. Even as one wonders how rich the Sadhvi must be, to give away Rs 50 lakh in reward, for Zakir Naik’s head. The Pro-Hindutva leader on Wednesday announced a reward to any person who will behead Zakir Naik and called him a terrorist. Even though one of forced to applaud her for her nationalistic fervour, someone must remind her that it is indeed provocative talk that is the news in the case of Zakir Naik. He is being targeted for his provocative speeches, and for inciting violence.
How different is the Sadhvi if she resorts to provocation? Food for thought it is!
She also asked the government to probe the terror links of all the preachers from Madrasas, and claimed that soon after her announcement she received an anonymous call threatening to kidnap her.
A former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, Prachi however, clarified the announcement was made in her personal capacity and it was not to be associated with the outfit.