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Dear PM, Zakat Foundation Trained UPSC Officers Need to Be Investigated for Possible Terror Links

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji,

Law abiding citizens of India are reeling under the impact of the alarming exposé on the meticulously executed sinister plan by Zakat Foundation of India to capture key bureaucratic positions in India through the UPSC exam.

On the face of it, there is nothing wrong or illegal in a Muslim community organization helping youngsters of the community do well in competitive exams, including the prestigious UPSC exam. Let me also state it loud and clear that our disquiet and alarm regarding these candidates is NOT on account of their being Muslim. Our concern is on account of their links to Zakat Foundation of India & allied organizations.

The lightning speed with which Islamic groups managed to get a stay order from the High Court of Delhi to stop Sudarshan News from airing their planned program titled “UPSC/ Naukarshahi Jehad” betrays the nervousness and fear of public exposure of the Zakat Foundation of India’s agenda. Their clout is evident from the fact that courts have rarely, if ever, given stay orders on programs yet to be aired. All this clearly indicates that vested interests coming out in defence of Zakat Foundation of India have much to hide.

What is even more alarming is the speed with which they organized more than 1,700 citizens, including prominent journalists, film directors, lawyers and civil society members, to write to seven chief ministers, demanding that an FIR be registered against Sudarshan News Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke for spreading “hate speech” (https://theprint.in/india/grotesque-a...). It is noteworthy that most of the signatories belong to the Award-Wapsi-Gang and the Shaheen-Bagh-Support-Brigade.

Zakat Foundation’s Inroads into Elite Civil Services: Since 2009, Zakat Foundation of India has been spending huge amounts of money from the ‘zakat’ funds to provide scholarships and training to Muslim aspirants in order to help them qualify in the UPSC exam. A large number of Zakat Foundation of India beneficiaries are now serving as IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS officers and in other central services.

In 2020 alone, 27 of the total 40 Muslim candidates selected in the UPSC are products of Zakat Foundation of India. (https://www.news18.com/news/india/ups...). From 2009--2019, a total of 119 Zakat Foundation of India fellows have joined the Indian Administrative Service, the super elite IAS.

Zakat Foundation of India’s Alleged Terror Links & Pan Islamist Agenda: The Government of India cannot be unaware of the fact that Zakat Foundation of India is rigorously pursuing a Pan-Islamic agenda. Thanks to media reports, it is now out in the open that Zakat Foundation of India has direct as well as indirect links to banned/terrorist organizations. Media reports have also exposed that the Terror-Indoctrinator, Dr. Zakir Naik, is closely linked with Zakat Foundation of India.

Your own government banned Dr. Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, (UAPA). The Cabinet note regarding the ban has clearly stated that Dr Zakir Naik has been promoting enmity between religious groups and inspiring Muslim youth in India and abroad to commit terrorist acts.

Prime Minister ji, given these sinister connections, it is alarming that such a large number of UPSC aspirants trained by Zakat Foundation of India have been recruited in the elite services of India where officers are not only privy to state secrets that have security implications but also part of policy making and implementation. The full list of 119 Zakat Foundation of India fellows who have joined the Civil services is provided at the end of this Appeal as ANNEXURE 1. This list is copied straight from the Zakat Foundation of India website.

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