1-15 August 2011

Table of Contents


The Enemy Within is a hatchet job (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Maulana Vastanvi and the reaction in Gujarat (J.S.Bandukwala) 2



IB sabotage the bomb blast investigations (By Our Mumbai Correspondent) 3

MP restricts Kashmir students (MG News Desk) 3

Four DU colleges granted the minority status (MG News Desk) 3

Israel to allow settlement of Indian Jews in Israel (NA Ansari) 3

Would-be IAS officer who never went to a formal school (NA Ansari) 3



MP schools to teach Gita 4

Modi and Shivraj emulate each other 4

Modi’s Mahakal temple visit 4

PM irked over officials asking for bribes from families of dead farmer in Bundelkhand 4

Mahrashtra on top in custodial deaths index 4

Bihar Court orders confiscation of Bal Thackeray’s property 4

Will the two lefts ever unite to make a single unit? 4

South India ahead in achieving MDG 4

J&K Pandits will be recognised as a “minority” 4

399 Kashmiri Pandits killed in past two decades: KPSS 4



Mufti Abul Qasim No'mani new Rector of Darul Uloom Deoband (NA Ansari) 5

Desecration of Qur’an leads to clash between Muslims and police (NA Ansari) 5

Condolence meeting for Dr. Rizwan Ahmad 5



“Jamaat-e Islami should reject PM’s Roza Iftar’: Azam Khan (Haider Abbas) 6

SC’s directive to Gujarat High Court to complete hearing of pending appeals in six months 6

Dey: Gun provider nabbed, HC rules out CBI probe, MCOCA slapped on eight (MG News Desk) 6

Saffronisation of education in Karnataka (NA Ansari) 6



Minority minister misleading the country: Zafar Mahmood (Abdul Bari Masoud) 7



Zakat conference in Srinagar (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 8

A new book that shows up BJP’s false rhetoric on Art 370 (MG News Desk) 8

Exhibition of paintings made by Tihar inmates (MG News Desk) 8



Will quota for backward Muslims serve the purpose? (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 9

India’s oldest mosque to get a facelift (Saiyed Danish) 9

Subramanian Swamy’s transformation into a merchant of hate (Ayub Khan) 9



The situation in Gujarat is Emergency-like:  Sarabhai (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Dalits still untouchable in Modiland (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

New SIT Chief for Ishrat case (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Gujarat BJP pats Vastanvi (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Three Muslims diffuse a tense situation (AG Khan) 10

New Mahant honours past tradition (AG Khan) 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

Mumbai 13/7: can we take CBI’s words for granted? (Mustafa Khan) 11

Google asked to block contents critical of government 11

Victim of police interrogation in Mumbai’s recent serial bomb blasts (MG News Desk) 11

Bombs for Ajmer were made in Indore, transported by Joshi (MG News Desk) 11



Malegaon blasts of 2006 and, now, the pathology of terror (Mustafa Khan) 12

Mayawati’s dictatorship and central government’s insensitivity (Hasan Shuja’) 12

Indian Media and the Recent Mumbai attacks (Shaik Zakeer Hussain) 12



Treasures of Faith (Ram Puniyani) 13

NHRC notice to UP chief secretary and DGP on scribe’s arrest (MG News Desk) 13

Absconder Bhavesh Patel in league with politicians (MG News Desk) 13



Mumbai Blasts: a lesson (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Has Law and Judiciary failed Kashmir? (Iftikhar Gilani) 14

Open Letter To Karnataka CM On The Compulsory Teaching Of Geeta In Schools (Faisal khan, Sandeep Pandey) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai arrest in US stirs Valley 15

Militant woman gets bail 15

Militants killed 15

Amendments mooted in hated PSA 15

Mumbai blasts condemned 15

Valley shutdown on 13 July 15

Hydroelectric projects in pipeline 15


Newsmakers 16

Renowned Islamic scholar Dr Fazlur Rahman Faridi passes away (Saiyed Danish) 16


Special Reports

Protest demanding justice for Forbesganj 17

Annual Mohsin magazine released 17

Sirat-e-paak (SAW) Boys and Girls’ Quiz Competition 2011 Indore 17

Er Saleem hounored 17

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 17


Community News

J&K interlocutors to submit report to govt by October 18

Kids play video games 16 hours per week: report 18

Orders for setting up of fast track courts for hearing cases against bomb blasts accused 18

Khursheed appointed as the chairman of Congress’ UP election manifesto committee 18

Corporates to get incentives by the Centre for recruiting youth from J&K 18

Supernova record discovered in J&K (Saiyed Danish) 18

IUML demands more cabinet berths 18

500 Muslims join BJP in Delhi 18

Rare manuscripts of Kashmir’s heritage lie in Delhi 18

No record of Homeless Kashmiri Pundit migrants in Delhi 18

Inquiry into German Bakery bomb blast to be handed over to NIA 18

Change in Dress Code of some sports approved for Muslim sportswomen 18

Party launched in J&K to make Kashmiris self-reliant 18


Community News

Central Haj Committee dragged to court for misleading Muslims 19

Demand for granting Jamia Urdu Aligarh the status of an open university 19

208 literacy centres of Delhi Urdu Academy inaugurated 19

Three suspended for not depositing government money in the treasury (AH Lakhani) 19

Reports of 14,000 militant waiting to sneak into J&K are exaggerated: PC (Afsana Rashid) 19

Sports competition in Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow 19 

India in favour of strategic ties with Tehran 19

Kyrgyz Armed Forces to be trained by India 19

Birth anniversary of freedom fighter Chaudhari Abdul Hayee 19

No one wants trifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir: Padgaonkar 19

Deoband’s fatwa against Muslim women working without veil for polio eradication 19


Community News

Arabic translation of ‘Children of Abraham at war’ released at Jamia 20

J.N. Medical College among the 25 best in the country 20

Convicts denied bail in Bilkis case 20

Indian delegation of ulama returns from Iran 20

Ishrat Jahan encounter: ‘action replay’ for fresh investigation (NA Ansari) 20

Persons carrying buffalo meat attacked 20

Hunger strike of Dalit Christians and Muslims 20

Minorities Commission objects to Swamy’s article 20

“Offer” of Rs. 2 crores for making bomb blasts in Meerut 20

Admission in B.Tech refused because the students sported beards 20


Community News

Protest planned against NCERT’s indifference towards Urdu 21

Munir Deshmukh gets bail 21

Shamsur Rahman Farooqi’s legal notice to Maktaba Jamia 21

Former Imam of Haj House, Mumbai sent to jail again after release 21

NCM questions police claims on firing in Forbesganj 21

Samjhauta Express bomb made in Indore (Saiyed Danish) 21

Madrasa demolished, Muslims enraged (AG Khan) 21


Community News

Muslims boycott Dalits in Gujarat village! 22

Faiz Usmani’s post-mortem report released 22

Kashmiri delegation seeks support of OIC 22

OPD of Al Shifa Hospital Inaugurated 22

Painting Exhibit at Jamia Millia Islamia 22

Harassment of Muslims to be raised in M.P. Assembly 22

Himmatnagar shows the way to communal harmony 22

Most wanted Bhavesh Patel: police helped him to abscond 22

No financial assistance to10, 000 madrasas in Bengal 22

New home secretary takes over, while his predecessor betrays his bias (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 22



The omnipotence of Al Qaeda and meaninglessness of “Terrorism” (Glenn Greenwald) 23

Tunisia's draft constitution may ban ties with Israel (Oren Kessler) 23

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 23



Norwegian murderer an ardent supporter of Israel (Elad Benari) 24

Exploiting a tragedy (Stephen M. Walt) 24

Ex-CIA officer: Israel likely to attack Iran in September (jpost.com) 24

White-Christian Terrorism (Yamin Zakaria) 24



Putin slams US As Western Civilization nears collapse 25



Wither Arab Spring? (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



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Arabs and India: Book: Arab Geographers’ knowledge of southern India, Authori: Dr.Syed Muhammad Husayn Nainar, Publishers: Other Books


Islamic Perspectives

The Qur’an cares about animals and environment (Yusuf Al-Qaradawi) 28

Prophet Muhammad - Finest instinctive social habits (Adil Salahi) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (M.Omar Sheriff, Muhammed Ishaq Shabandri) 30

Modi worship (Arfa Khanum) 30

Interest lying unclaimed (P.A.Mohamed Ameen) 30

HRD ministry and probe in AMU (Syed Khurshid Anwar) 30

Vastanvi victim of internal politics (Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani) 30

Accused without any evidence (DR. M.H. Kidwai) 30

Muslim news group ((Molvi) Iqbal Husen) 30

Importance of Islamic finance (Nazneen O.Saherwala) 30

Ishrat fake encounter and HC worry (S. Haque) 30

Mumbai blast is a maniac act (Dr Maqdoomi, Mohd Ziyaullah Khan, Syed Sultan Mohiddin, Mushtaque Madni, S. Haque, Umran Khan) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Expectation from the new law minister (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

Oslo massacres bear the imprint of Hindutva nationalism (Ghulam Mohiyuddin, S.Sultan Mohiddin) 30

Condolence of Dr Faridi (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 30

Salute to NHRC (S. Haque) 30

Let there be a stable government (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

World Food program (Khawaja Umer Farooq) 30

Cabinet reshuffle (Adfar Shah, Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 30

Who is the head in the UPA? (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Creating a room for suspicion and distrust (Shafaque Alam) 31

‘Food Security Bill’ (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 31

Lokpal (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Police investigation death of Usmani (S. Haque) 31

More Hindu and less Hindu (Dr Maqdoomi) 31

Changes in the nuclear liability law (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 31

Approval of EPRs (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Education (Farzana Nigar) 31

Bomb-blast-barbaric and condemnable (G. Hasnain Kaif) 31



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