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COMMUNITY NEWS: 1-15 April 2001
student receiving his certificate from one of the five computer training
centres run by the National Urdu Council at Hyderabad. From left:
Hamidullah Bhat, Urdu University VC Prof. Shameem Jairajpuri, Andhra
Pradesh Urdu Acedmy chairman Sayyid Shah Noorul Haq Qadiri and the
IDB aid lies unused
Bhopal: Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Jeddah, had sanctioned $186000 for
Bhopal's famous technical college, Munshi Husain Khan Technical Institute. The
amount sanctioned in 1998 was meant for the construction of the building of the
The formalities were on by the authorities of the institute for procuring the
amount from the IDB, but due to irresponsible attitude of the Waqf department it
seems that the amount sanctioned for the institute may well never reach here.
The amount that comes roughly to Rs 8.6 million may remain lying useless.
IDB has sanctioned the amount for the construction of ITI building of the Munshi
Husain Khan Technical Institute after a long struggle. But when the amount was
almost in hand technical problems have arisen out of perennial corrupt attitude
of the government authorities. The building that has to be converted into ITI
building is owned by the Waqf Board and the board had only to say that it has no
objection over the construction of the building. The building is rented to the
Institute for long and there was no legal hitch.
The Institute which was established in 1983 with only three trades has extended
rapidly with now thirty one trades. This fast development impressed the IDB so
much that it has already donated Rs 7. 4 million besides this amount for the
building. The institute now runs courses on food processing, lab technician,
computer programming, tailoring, embroidery, needle works and several other
Urdu papers: No discrimination
New Delhi: Central information and broadcasting minister Sushma Swaraj has
assured that no discrimination will ever be allowed against the Urdu newspapers
in the country. She assured this while talking to a team of Urdu Editor's
Council that met her on 11 March. According to a press release of the Urdu
Editor's Council the cabinet minister assured that the ministry has constituted
an advisory committee to decide the new contract rates of the DAVP. She also
assured the delegation that she will do everything to ensure that advertisements
reach Urdu newspapers. The delegation was led by the national president of the
Council SM Asif.
Two Muslim youths killed
Sambhal; communal tension flared up in this predominantly Muslim populated
town when on the day of Id-al-Azha, Shankar a trader shot dead two Muslim youths
without any provocation in the city.
The incident terrified the whole city as the people who were in the mood of the
celebration on that holy day were scared of the communal flare-up. Later,
Muslims aggrieved over the provocation, staged massive demonstrations in the
city. The police later arrested Shankar for killing the youths.
Haj House in Jaipur
Jaipur: Haji Nizamuddin, the secretary of Rajasthan Haj Welfare Society has
welcomed the announcement of Tanveer Ahmad, the chairman of the Central Haj
Committee to donate Rs 5 million for the construction of Haj House in Jaipur. He
said that now the Rajasthan government should allot land for the construction of
the Haj House. Haji said that he has written a number of letters to the chief
minister for the same.
He has pooh poohed the state government’s claim that it provides insurance to
the Hajis going from the state. He said that it is the Hajis themselves who
collect the amount to insure themselves.
Where will all this poisonous propaganda lead?
New Delhi: A history book titled Islamic Havoc in Indian History authored by
PN Oak, a fabricator of ‘history’ that suits Hindutvites, has recently been
published in USA. The sketches given in the box have been reproduced from the
same book. There are several other such pictures in this book which create a
feeling of hatred and enmity against Muslims. This book is being sold at
concessional rates in all small and big cities in the country, where RSS and its
sister organizations hold their meetings. A number of other books demonizing
Islam are being circulated on a large scale in the country.
If one studies any history books taught in the schools of the country today, he
will come to know that Muslims came to India as invaders who had the Qur'an in
one hand and sword in the other. The first and foremost invader in India was
Muhammad bin Qasim (711 AD) and after him came Mahmood Ghaznawi, Shahabuddin
Ghauri, Nadir Shah and the last invader was Ahmad Shah Abdali. All of them
looted India to the maximum, converted Hindus to Islam by force, demolished
temples and built mosques in their places, molested and raped women and enslaved
men and children. In short, the entire period of Muslim rule was the period of
enslavement of Hindus. All Hindu communal organizations of this country are busy
in exciting poisonous feelings of hatred and enmity towards Muslims by such
false and baseless propaganda.
The way in which British historians have compiled and written the middle ages
history of India has increased Hindu-Muslim hatred and enmity. Even in the
history books by Muslim historians of this period there are detailed
descriptions of battles and wars of Muslim rulers but the British historians,
notably Elliot & Dowson, because of their anti-Islamic mentality, have
projected those events in such a manner so as to perpetuate the atmosphere of
Hindu-Muslim distrust and hatred. It is indeed a pity that most of our
historians have also depended on the books of British historians in order to
understand and interpret Islam and history of Muslims as a result of which the
gulf of hatred and enmity between the two communities in India went on widening.
No doubt there have been some impartial and just historians who, having accessed
to genuine and true sources, have pinpointed the mischievous roles and
intentions of those British historians.
Even if we admit some excesses and injustices on the part of some Muslim rulers
during the period of Muslim rule in India, what kind of wisdom is it to exhume
thousand year-old events to discredit Muslims with the intention of taking
revenge from them and destroy the atmosphere of peace and harmony in the
Muslim Banjara community victim of oppression
Rampur: Mahmooduz Zafar Rahmani, the President of All India Muslim Banjara
Federation, has appealed to the president and the prime minister to intervene
against government’s oppression of Muslim ‘Banjaras’ of Gujarat. He said
that Muslim Banjaras were inhabiting ever since the reign of aboriginal kings in
Dang district of Gujarat. They were leading a happy and peaceful life and were
engaged in agricultural and other activities there. When Independence dawned in
1947, even then they were equal partners, along with their Hindu brethren, in
the country’s progress. In 1962 when farmers were made owners of their lands,
these Muslim Banjaras were also given papers for ownership of lands.
Mahmooduz Zafar Rahmani, former chairman of Tanda Municipal Board declared that
ever since BJP government has taken over in Gujarat, on one side churches are
being destroyed, Christians themselves are being attacked and they are being
re-converted, and on the other side the members of Sangh Parivar have started
harassing these Muslim Banjaras. They are being forced to change their religion,
their lands are being grabbed and they are being pressurized to change their
names. He has requested the president and the prime minister to intervene
immediately in this matter and order the government of Gujarat to change their
attitude in this respect and give these Muslim Banjaras all those legal rights
which are enjoyed by their Hindu brethren.
He further said that when Muslim Banjaras narrated their tales of woe to the
collector of Lok Adalat of Chanchal town of Gujarat’s Dang district, he
expressed his helplessness but suggested that if they become Hindus, he could
restore all rights to them. Rahmani further said that the Gujarat government
probably does not realize that its policy will endanger the peace, security and
integrity of the country and may also create such conditions as are prevailing
in Assam, Meghalaya, Kashmir, Tripura, Nagaland etc. He further said that if
immediate attention is not paid towards this problem, there will be chaos and
disturbances in the land of Gandhiji and it will become difficult to stop it. He
said that there is no room for religious fanatics in the land of patriots and
nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel,
Maulana Azad and Kidwai. He also said that on one side BJP leaders demand
abolition of Art. 356 so that everybody could get the right to buy land and
property but on the other hand, they are depriving these Muslim banjaras of
their legal and natural rights.
Babri was not on Ram's birthplace
Lucknow: 'There is no mention of Ram Chandraji in any historical book. We
have investigated on this topic but found that he is a hero of a story only. So
we do not take him as a god.' It was said by famous historian Dr Sawera Jaiswal,
in response to a question of the counsel of Nirmohi Akhara, while appearing
before the three-member special bench of the High Court.
Dr Jaiswal said before the three-member bench comprising Justice DK Triwedi,
Justice Syed Rafat Alam and Justice Bhanwar Singh that it is wrong to claim that
the King Bikramaditya reestablished Ayodhya and constructed Ram temple there.
She also refused that Nawab Mandur, son of Nawab Shujauddaula, had constructed
Hanuman Garhi temple there. She said that there is great contradiction between
Ayodhya of historians and Ramayana of Balmiki. Dr Jaiswal added that the city of
Ayodhya mentioned in Vedas is not real but has been assumed and it is not
related to the facts.
Dr Jaiswal said that there was no human presence in Ayodhya till 700 BC. When
counsel asked the historian as to whether she studied government gazetteer, she
said that historians do not need to study things compiled in the nineteenth
Muslims counsel Zafaryab Jeelani, Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi, Fazal Alam and Izhar
Husain were present when the counsel of Nirmohi Akhara was quizzing the
Aligarh: Setting an example for all, the mufti of the city Maulana Abdul
Qayyum handed over a sum of Rs 152000 to the district magistrate and the SSP.
The amount was collected by common Muslims of the Muslim localities to help the
Gujarat quake victims in their hour of need. This amount will be sent to the
Gujarat quake victims. Mr Veodat, district magistrate, thanked the Maulana and
asked the people to follow the example set by him.
Pune: Following the burning of the Holy Qur'an, riot has broken out in this
city famous for its educational institutions. A number of people were hurt when
the police lathi-charged and chased the peaceful demonstrators in the city who
were demanding severe punishment for culprits who brunt the Holy Qur'an in New
Delhi. A number of police personnel were also hurt in the fight that ensued.
As per the news reports reaching here from the strife ravaged city, the police
has arrested a number of SIMI activists who were allegedly involved in
organizing the sit in and rally against the burning of the Holy Qur'an. A number
of Muslim youths are still languishing in jails following their arrest.
NOC for employees for Haj?
Agra: Do the Muslims working in government offices need NOC from their
senior officials in their respective departments? If it is so, why there is no
such column in the Haj form? These questions arose here recently when a Muslim
employee was not allowed to get leave from his office to perform Haj. Not only
he was denied leaves he was even not allowed to take voluntary retirement which
he sought when he was not allowed to go on Haj. The government official on the
basis of anonymity said that he was threatened by his seniors and his intention
to go on Haj was laughed at.
From Agra alone a number of Haj aspirants were denied permission to go on Haj.
They had to cancel their travel programmes when their application for leave was
rejected by the concerned authorities.