1-15 April 2012

Table of Contents

As protests mount, Police drops Kazmi like hot potato (MG Staff) 1

Who is getting mesmerised by the chime of shekels? (A. Khan) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Until Muslims forgive him, Modi has no hope outside Gujarat (Kaleem Kawaja) 2

Why the custom of dowry is increasing in our society? (Arif Aziz) 2

Homosexuality not alien to Hindu ethos (Dr Sumit S Paul) 2



Tolerance is necessary to maintain world peace: Maulana Rabey Nadwi 3

Delhi govt. did not appoint even a single Urdu teacher in 16 years (MG News Desk) 3

Chargesheet filed by CBI in Gopalgarh firing case (MG News Desk) 3

Low income deterrent for Muslims in higher education: survey (MG News Desk) 3

Masjid and mandir outnumber schools in India (MG News Desk) 3



Muslims have highest poverty ratio in India (Andalib Akhter - theindianawaaz.com) 4

Polls in UP mark the emergence of Muslim polity (Shahnawaz Alam) 4

Muslims in Goa voted against Congress for reneging on cemetery promise (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

Dariyapur Muslims demonstrate genuine sadbhavna (AG Khan) 4

Muslims help build temple in Bihar 4

Rajasthan CM hands over 25 lakh grant-in-aid cheque to minority educational institute (MG News Desk) 4



Mayawati’s Muslim Moment (Haider Abbas) 5

U.P.: Promises To Keep (Salman Sultan) 5

Hamid Ansari likely to be Congress presidential candidate (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5



Terror investigations and RSS (Ram Puniyani) 6

Less than half a percent Indian villages can be termed clean (Alka Pande) 6

Loans denied because they are Muslims (NA Ansari) 6



RSS’s cultural nationalism in Vanzara’s patriotism (Mustafa Khan) 7

Who is Teesta Setalvad 7



75 Years of Bhonsala Military School (Subhash Gatade) 8



Azam prevailed, Akhilesh refused to oblige Rushdie (Haider Abbas) 9



J&K Govt adamant on Truth Commission (Afsana Rashid) 10

Scam in Cricket Association (Afsana Rashid) 10

Passport hurdles in J&K (Afsana Rashid) 10

Poor implementation of welfare schemes for Muslims (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 10

Trust deficit between police and minorities growing (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 10



NCTC & aggrieved Muslims (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Authorities in Gujarat protecting perpetrators of 2002 riots: HRW 11


Men & Women In News

Hasan Gafoor (NA Ansari) 12


Special Report

Two-day educational conference in Kolkata (By Our Own Correspondent) 13

Editor gets Wishwa Aishwaria award 13

AMU distributes awards and medals 13

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13


Community News

Muslim faces ire for saving temple! 14

Albert Museum Curator on Arts under Jahangir 14

Muslim women of UP village vote for the first time 14

Gehlot urges farmers to be inspired by Israelis 14

31 acquitted in Kandhamal riots case 14

Teachers’ Training Institute in Azamgarh (Salman Sultan) 14

NCSC demands action against arsonists of Dalit houses 14

Mumbai after 1992 riots is not safe: chief secy 14

Justice Bedi to probe Gujarat encounters during 2002-06 14

Sanjiv Bhatt deposes before N.C.M. 14

Gulbarg Society massacre: “creative” mourning 14

India looks towards Saudi Arabia for oil 14

3.5 lakh children in 5000 madrasas of Rajasthan 14

Kapil Sibal to write book on 2002 Gujarat riots 14


Community News

Programme on Islamic banking in BHU 15

Ummul Qura-trained 11 students in CA exam 15

Israeli couple allowed honourable exit 15

NCM comes to the rescue of Kashmiri youth 15

India makes first contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood 15

Two persons under ATS scanner 15

Sub-committees to speed up education among minorities 15

Rioters burn houses and waqf property in Vibrant Gujarat 15

Hamidullah Bhat replaced by Naseem Ahmad in NCPUL 15

Illegal occupants evicted from Begumpur graveyard 15

Haj Committee denies making profit our of Haj 15

India asks for additional 10,000 Hajj quota (Abdul Bari Masoud) 15



Wesley on the Neocon dream 16

Egyptians sour on U.S., eye closer ties with Turkey, Iran  16

Egyptian Parliament votes to expel Zionist envoy 16

Israeli Postmen refuse to distribute New Testament 16

Israel ex-spymaster urges caution on Iran strike 16

Russia to patrol oceans again 16

Ask why people are antisemitic: writer  16



Changes in the Middle East to force Israel to seek peace (M. Azhar Ali Khan) 17

Any attacks bring 'same level' reply: Iran 17



Soldiers or Assassins? The Ugly Face of Neo-Imperialism (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

Israel Too Small to Last Even One Week of Real War 18



Book:The Unmaking of Israel, Author: Gershom Gorenberg, Publisher: Harper Collins, New York, Year: 2011, Pages: 325, ISBN-10: 0061985082, ISBN-13: 9780061985089 (Jim Miles) 19


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of this newspaper 20


Islamic Perspectives

On the need for inter-religious dialogue (Asghar Ali Engineer) 21

The Holy Spirit in Islam (Muhammad Abdus Samad) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Shameer, Ishaq R. Chiniwala) 23

Big media house speaks saffron language (S. Haque) 23

India is biggest arms importer (Xavier William, Dr Maqdoomi) 23

Learn a lesson from Uttar Pradesh (G. Hasnain Kaif) 23

Arrest of Ahmad Kazmi (S. Haque) 23

Military action against Iran is not the final solution (Zuber Ahmed Khan) 23

Religion and Rationalism (Sultan A. Patel) 23

JIH campaign against homosexuality is laudable (Nazneen O. Saherwala) 23

Bhagat Singh remembered in Pakistan (Subhash Chandra Agrawal) 23

Urdu journalism must retrospect (S. Haque) 23

Anger is like coal - it burns (Nazneen O. Saherwala) 23

Unnatural follies (Sultan A. Patel) 23

Saffron-minded people occupying higher judiciary (S. Haque) 23

Coward Americans (S. Akhtar) 23

Terrorist Israel strikes Palestine again (Zuber Ahmed Khan) 23

Martyrdom in Islam (Dr Maqdoomi) 23

Arrest of Muslim youths without proof (S. Haque) 23

High caste and low caste (Dr Maqdoomi) 23

Mayawati’s Dalit Report Card (Sarwan Ram Darapuri) 23



Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 17

Qur’an – A verse a day 22

Taarikh Tadween Sunnat – Islamic Studies Academy (Pvt.) Ltd. 22

Kaanti (Weekly and Monthly) 22

Urdu Book Review 22

India’s first and only Scientific and Informative Urdu Magazine 22

Enlightens Allah’s Message – www.mostmerciful.com 24

Foodsmiths Catering Mumbai Mughali 24

With best compliments from Kaleem Kawaja (Washington DC) 22

Islamic Book Store  Kolkata 24 

Indian Muslim Fest – April 2012, Hyderabad (www.ijma.org.in) 24