SP MLA Abu Azmi's trust takes over Zakir Naik's school

May 18, 2017, 09:29 IST | Agencies

Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi
Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi

Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi has taken over the city-based Islamic International School (IIS), run by controversial preacher Zakir Naik's banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

The controversy surrounding Naik had put a question mark over the fate of around 200 students studying in IIS. The school, which conducts classes from nursery to class X, was staring at a shutdown. Now, it will be run by Azmi's Niyaz Minority Education and Welfare Trust and will be renamed Avicenna International School.

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