1-15 December 2009


Table of Contents

 

Bi Amman remembered (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 1

Who Killed Democracy? (Mazin Khan) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1

 

Issue / Opinion

Growth of Muslim population - no case for rejoicing (Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi) 2

Marathi vs Hindi: a ploy to get political mileage (Danish Reyaz) 2

 

National

Samajwadi starts drive for rebuilding of Babri (Masood Hasan) 3

Hindutva goons disguised as "Gao Sewa Samiti" terrorise Muslims of Malegaon (Wakf) (Mazin Khan) 3

Govt should improve conditions of 97 percent Muslim students (Haider Abbas) 3

 

National

Shiv Sainiks attacked media offices 4

Mahesh Bhatt writes to PM about 'great betrayal' 4

Brij Lal ADG, UP intimidated PUCL for questioning encounter 4

“Love Jihad”: Minister and DGP confused 4

New schemes in PM’s 15-Point Programme 4

Govt considering bill to check communal violence 4

Kishanganj Branch of AMU: Land Alloted 4

 

National

A world meet media chose to ignore (NA Ansari) 5

Dalit Christians & Muslims launch affirmative action (John Dayal) 5

 

National

Babri Masjid and the murky politics of UP - ii (Continued from Previous issue) (Haider Abbas) 6

 

National

Foreign funds worth billions fuel Hindu terror (NA Ansari) 7

BJP stalled by age and RSS barriers 6 (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 7

How and why the game was lost by the CPIM (Saadia Azim) 7

 

National

Sanatan Sanstha: ignoring the danger at your own peril (Subhash Gatade) 8

How to keep Beating about the Bush when it comes to Hindutva Terror? 8

Did the Goan government partially footed the bill for the blasts? 8

Sanatan in Serbia? 8

Pussifooting in dealing with Hindutva Extremists? 8

Ranbir's fake encounter: four more cops arrested (Majid Jahangir) 8

 

Analysis

The Emerging Culture of Political Hinduism (Ram Puniyani) 9

Will Mulayam's return to Muslims make difference? (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 9

 

National

Police admits mysterious bomb blast at Jind (Majid Jahangir) 10

86% of North Easterners face discrimination in Delhi 10

Glorious past of Burhanpur (Shafiqul Iman Hashmi) 10

 

Human Rights

Detention of Muslims in India - a brief report 11

Media hand-in-glove with agencies 11

Rights violation in Kashmir: in seven years only 12 inquiry findings

(Majid Jahangir) 11

Fake encounter killing in Uttar Pradesh (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 11

 

Issues

Universal Code for Treatment of Minorities (Syed Shahabuddin) 12

On The Current Situation of AMU (Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 12

 

Special Reports

Muslim youth victim of state terrorism (Abu Zafar Adil Azmi) 13

 

Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 14

Intellectuals for “Dialogue Diplomacy” 14

Chinese Stake 14

P.D.P. Seminar on self-rule 14

 

Rejoinders / Opinion

Vande Matram (Safiya Sameena, Safiya Sameena, Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Alam) 15

Assault on Abu Asim (Sameer Qaiyum) 15

Abuse of prisoners (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 15

Jaswant's mistake (MZ Chida) 15

Manmohan's US visit (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 15

Who is correct: Saffron brigade or Swami Vivekanand? (S. Haque) 15

He is corrupt but he is our guy (Palkodimir) 15

Shiv Sena thuggery (A Hameed Yousuf, Ghulam Muhammed, Madhu Agrawal) 15

America is mourning over Muslim population! (Khan Vellayani) 15

 

Newsmakers 16

 

Special Reports

Sir Syed Day & Mushaira in New York (Shaheer Khan) 17

PFI’s health campaign 17

Shahanshah Jahangir reelected as IUML WB president 17

Abdul Hafiz Lakhani's son dies in accident 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17

 

Analysis

Media & Terrorism (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 18

Babri Masjid demolition and Liberhan report 18

Babri: the guilty (68) 18

 

Community News

Madina Imam calls for religious peace 19

A school where children fight for seats in classes 19

'Jeewan Citizens Service Centre' in Jama Masjid area 19

Five Star Hotel to settle with Waqf Board 19

Vande Matram being sung in an Ambedkar Nagar Madrasa 19

Seminar on Taj Mahal 19

First Mufti in Maharashtra Assembly 19

Hindu dhobis included in SC category, why not Muslim dhobis? 19

Survey of Waqf Properties in Punjab 19

Urdu edition of Jaswant Singh's book on partition 19

Marriage of an orphan girl of Baitun Niswan (Muhammad Farooq) 19

 

Community News

Conference on Islam & universal peace 20

Mulsims pray for Justice to 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims 20

Islamic Book Fair 20

Spend 15% of budget for minorities 20

Hajj selection procedure will be reformed: Shashi Tharoor 20

Darsana TV launch in early (2010) 20

Sacrilegious act of Hindutva fanatics 20

Medical Service Society of India launched 20

 

Community News

Optimism about Urdu 21

Ijtema held in Mumbai's Azad Maidan 21

Formation of the Islamic Law Society of India 21

Muslim body demands quota for Muslims, Dalit women 21

No evidence against 2006 Malegaon blasts case detainees 21

World insensitive to sufferings of Palestinians 21

 

Community News

“Babri demolition meticulously planned” 22

SIMI activists held by M.P. Police 22

Book with Prophet's 'picture' banned in UP 22

Sanatan Sanstha a threat to nation 22

Nexus between police and Hindutva group 22

Two dead in violence in Kerala 22

Azamgarh marks Education Day 22

 

International

American Muslims seek protection (Abdus Sattar Ghazali) 23

The real story of the terrorist "Mad Doctor Hasan" (Jeff Gates) 23

 

International

45% US Muslims marry outside their faith 24

USA Offers Taliban 6 Afghan Provinces for 8 Bases (Aamir Latif) 24

 

International

Palestinians are tried in Israeli military courts under different legal rules

(Jonathan Cook) 25

Youngest victim in Iraq: A baby is killed in his mother's womb 25

 

International

What Swirls Around Fort Hood - Can the Major Speak? (Vijay Prasad) 26

Rahm Emanuel speaks for Obama (Alan Hart) 26

 

International

Globalization unchecked: how Alien Media is suffocating real culture (Ramzy Baroud) 27

US uses religion to torture prisoners (NA Ansari) 27

US court sends man to 14 yrs in prison for mosque firebomb" 27

US Muslims brace for backlash in the wake of Ft Hood tragedy (Louay Safi) 27

 

Book

Political Representation of Muslims in India: 1952-2004 (Iqbal A. Ansari) 28

Polical Islamic discourse in India 28

Bollywood’s Islamic images (Ira Bhaskar, Richard Allen) 28

New book on Islamic economics 28

 

Islamic Perspectives

Compassion in Islam (Asghar Ali) 29

Virtuous life (Obaidur Rahman Nadwi) 29

A direct witness disregarded by the IB 29

What will happen to Malegaon 2008 case? 29

 

MG Classifieds 30

Letters

MG (Muhammad Imran Khan, MJ Mohamed Iqbal) 31

M F Husain wishes to come back to India (A Hameed Yousuf) 31

Hasanuddin Ahmad (MZ Chida) 31

JUH “fatwa” on Vande Matram (A Hameed Yousuf, Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 31

Babri/Liberhan report (Ruby Naushad, Mukul Dube, Ghulam Muhammed) 31

India on defensive against China (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Media attitudes (Mohammad Salahuddin) 31

Measures to deal with Naxalist (Hem Raj Jain) 31

UPA’s economic policies (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 31

US-Israeli axis (Safiya Sameena) 31

AMU (Abdullah Khan) 31

 

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