1-15 April 2010


Table of Contents

 

 

Gulbarg massacre: overlords debunk systemic inadequacies (NM Sampathkumar Iyangar) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1

 

Issue / Opinion

Women Reservation Bill: an attempt to stifle Muslim voice (Navaid Hamid) 2

The Women’s Bill would further shrink Muslim political space (M. Burhanuddin Qasmi) 2

 

National

Muslim Personal Law Board’s 21st Conference (NA Ansari) 3

Two more editions of Who Killed Karkare? 3

Bohra Muslims invite Modi! (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 3

 

National

France to lift Sikh turban ban 4

RSS Vidyalayas to reach one lakh tribal villages 4

In our judiciary, anybody can be bought: Gujarat CJ 4

Witness of Godhra carnage died 7 years before incident 4

Rape worse crime than murder: HC 4

Equal Opportunities Bill waiting for opportunity to surface 4

245 militants killed in J&K in 2009 4

58 militants undergoing convictions in J&K4

Shariah funds see above average returns 4

 

National

Batla House fake encounter confirmed (Mumtaz Alam Falahi) 5

Arrested Azamgarh youth Salman a minor (Mahtab Alam) 5

Shahid Azmi remembered in Azamgarh (Salman Sultan) 5

 

National

Media must not play the judge: Minister (T. Riyas Babu) 6

Karnataka is fast evolving into a hub of Hindu fanatics 6

“Sir, don’t..I am not a terrorist”: Déjà Vu Terrorism (Mustafa Khan) 6

 

National

Withdraw Communal Violence Bill: AIMPLB (Masood Hasan) 7

Shahabuddin’s open letter to the Board Chairman (Syed Shahabuddin) 7

Government’s propaganda on minority schemes exposed (Syed Shahabuddin) 7

Agra police picked up Tablighi Jamaat innocent member from mosque 7

 

National

Modi and Varun: shades of Gadkari's political script (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 8

Author of Who Killed Karkare? faces threat to life 8

PFI takes out march demanding Muslim Reservation (T. Riyas Babu) 8

 

National

Marad riots: nine get life-term (T. Riyas Babu) 9

Rift for quota within quota: but no Muslims legislators in Lalu's 15-year rule 9

“Muslim appeasement” — a myth: Prof. Oommen 9

Different styles of investigating terror (Mustafa Khan) 9

 

National

Modi ducked SIT on 21, said to appear on 27 (By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Why SIT has called CM (By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Modi must face SIT and prove his innocence: victims (By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Some of the crucial and pertinent issues raised by Zakia Jafri in her 100-page complaint (in 2006) 10

Victims have no hope in Gujarat justice 10

 

Human Rights

ISRO: “terror attack” or hallucination? (Majid Jahangir) 11

India fighting America’s disinformation war (Mustafa Khan) 11

“Biotech Bill more draconian than TADA” 11

Bomb blast on Howrah-Mumbai rail line 11

STF officer, men held for extortion 11

Custodial deaths: nine policemen arrested 11

Custodial death case: four cops suspended 11

 

Issues

Personal Law Board - an overview (Syed Shahabuddin) 12

 

Issues

Of Swamis, celibacy and sex scandals (Ram Puniyani) 13

UP Muslims — target of Police excesses (NA Ansari) 13

 

Analysis

Judicial hammer for Modi! (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Farah Pandit: she came, she saw, er, she left... (Iftikhar Gilani) 14

Women Reservation Bill vis-à-vis Muslim Women (Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 14

 

Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

J&K: over 14,000 killed during (2002-2009) 15

Militants trigger over 11,000 blasts 15

Women urged to venture into politics 15

Self-determination by deciding future 15

Over 32,000 widows, 97,000 orphans 15

219 Kashmiri Pandits killed by militants since (1989) 15

 

Newsmakers

Maulana Naseer Ahmad Khan 16

Maulana Aqil Husami 16

 

Special Reports

Celeberating Moosa Raza (Shafee Ahmed KO) 17

Students Islamic Organisation of India demands judicial probe in Batla House encounter 17

AWMELA meets press over Batla reports (Salman Sultan) 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17

 

Community News

AIMPLB message to Muslims (Mohammad Shahid) 18

Islamic banking, not now 18

Haj programme finalised: apply by 30 April 18

Mock terror attack ends in point-blank shooting 18

Protest in Kolkata against transgender “marriage” 18

Bail conditions of Soofia Madni relaxed 18

Competitions under Urdu Academy 18

“My name is Khan” a box office hit 18

Mosque regained after 62 years in Punjab 18

 

Community News

Seminar discusses ideological waywardness 19

Afghan delegation visits Deoband 19

National Award for Humayun's Tomb 19

Former hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan's house aquired 19

Education needs more Funds: SIO 19

Unity at All Fronts, for All Time: Ittehad-e-Millat 19

 

Community News

NGO offers interest-free loans 20

Restore 4 per cent quota for Muslims 20

Club terror cases against youths from Azamgarh: Cong 20

Essay competition on global meltdown 20

SIO opposes bill on foreign universities 20

Lecture on Graeco-Arabic Medicine 20

Record ad deal by Bollywood actor Aamir Khan 20

Fighting in Bareilly, praying together in Hardoi (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 20

Muslim professionals of Pune to educate youth (T. Riyas Babu) 20

 

Community News

Campus Front on Foreign Edu. Bill 21

“Shia” board supports women's quota bill 21

CIC says Mishra report can be made public 21

Urdu deserves higher status than Hindi: Oomen 21

IOS to campaign for Muslim education 21

Manipur campaign for women’s reservation 21

Appeal against AP HC's verdict on quota 21

Under 3,500 Pandits left in Kashmir valley 21

Batla legal battle (Salman Sultan) 21

 

International

Manufacturing ‘Muslim’ Extremists (Yamin Zakaria) 22

Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It (Paul Craig Roberts) 22

 

International

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands (Paul Craig Roberts) 23

Anti-Israeli sentiment overruns Middle East 23

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment 23

 

International

The Truth About American and Israeli Interests (William Pfaff) 24

American Jews say ‘Israel First’ (Joe Klein) 24

The Poodle Gets Kicked (Patrick Buchanan) 24

 

International

America is The Rogue Nation (Philip Giraldi) 25

Mishaal urges Arab states to reconsider their settlement options 25

 

International

The undoing of Obama’s Cairo speech (Alaa Bayoumi) 26

Iran's Natural Gas Riches: US Knife to the Heart of World Future Energy (Finian Cunningham) 26

 

Book

Democracy and violence in India (Mushtaq ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 27

 

Islamic Perspectives

Westernism: the Ideology of Hegemony (Dr Javed Jamil) 28

Economic Fundamentalism and Laissez-Faire 28

 

MG Classifieds 29

 

Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Shakeel Ahmad Frank) 30

Communal violence bill requires a second thought (Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani) 30

Supreme Court on sex before marriage (Nazneen O. Saherwala) 30

Safia Iqbal’s soul (S.A.U. Patel) 30

Modi and SIT (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 30

Mayawati's grand show in Lucknow (Shafaque Alam, Muazzam Naik) 30

A temple and a Mazar (Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

Welcome by bullets (Madhu Agarwal) 30

Politics over women's reservation bill (Farzana Nigar, Ghulam Muhammed, Atiq Khan, Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi) 30

 

Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

One more MNS (Bharatram Gaba) 31

Fraudulent Swamis (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Terrorism by security personnel (S. Haque) 31

Police insensitivity (Ghulam Muhammed) 31

I am an AMU Teacher, I am an AMU Teacher (Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 31

Progress uphill or downhill? (Sultan A. Patel) 31

Stop exploitation of women (G. Hasnain Kaif) 31

Misconception about Hijab (Mr. Liyakat Shah) 31

Iran's gas pipeline (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Headley exposes Shiv Sena, MNS (Hem Raj Jain) 31

 

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