1-15 February 2010

Table of Contents

Silence in Gujarat court screamed “Shame!” (NM Sampathkumar Iyangar) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Issue / Opinion

Inter-faith amity not at cost of Islamic basics (Kaleem Kawaja) 2

After deserting Samajwadi Party, what next for Amar Singh? (Manzar Mehdi Faizabadi) 2

Sharia Laws Reform (Ghulam Mohiyuddin) 2



Ex-armyman caught with live bombs 3

Muslim & Christian Leaders Meet Union Home Minister on Reservation for Dalit

Muslims and Christians 3

Strong disapproval of Israeli meddling in Indian security

Gaza — Egypt border wall: Cairo Mufti’s fatwa questioned (N. A. Ansari) 3



Spurt in communal riots in (2008) 4

“Indian Muslims are loyal to Pakistan”: Thackeray (NA Ansari) 4

Red carpet for Buddhism in Modiland (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 4

Togadia calls for economic boycott of Muslims 4

Congressman praises Modi 4

“Narasimha Rao had dreamt of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya”: Rao’s advisor 4

Hindu-Muslim-Christian mass marriage 4

RSS spreads its “service” tentacles across the country 4

Three Muslims win in U.P. Council poll (Masood Hasan) 4



Israelis in Goa are “Satanic Visitors” 5

Khaksar leader dies 5

Online Petition on Police Atrocities against Godhra women 5

From hotel to tents: BJP to rely on RSS shakhas (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5

Essay Writing Competition (2010) 5



Pradhan Committee Report: investigative distortion by design (Saiyid Faraz Hamid) 6

“Encounter Specialist” Sharma behind bars (T. Riyas Babu) 6

Maulana Yahya, Imam of Haj House, acquitted (NA Ansari) 6



UAE healthcare entrepreneur gets Paravasi award (T. Riyas Babu) 7

MIM MLAs not to resign on Telangana issue (T. Riyas Babu) 7

Muslim elected President of U.P. Correspondents (Kulsum Mustafa) 7

Maulana Irtizauddin Haziq 7

Intrafaith Dialogue in Kerala (V.A.Mohamad Ashrof) 7



Babri Masjid title suit: BMAC demands fresh chargesheet against Advani, Vajpayee (Zafaryab Jilani) 8

Caste or poverty? (T. Riyas Babu) 8



Jamia Millia: Sibal’s great betrayal 9

Don’t brand Muslims as terrorists: IUML (T. Riyas Babu) 9

Islamic banking is good for India: ex-RBI director 9

Muslim groups support SC observation on burqa 9



By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani 10

After Sohrabuddin, Tulsi murder to be probed by CBI 10

CID version of murders 10

No faith in Gujarat court: riot victims 10

Godhra: SIT wants extension as usual 10

22 convicted for post-Godhra riots 10

Cartoon - Yusuf TCN 10


Human Rights

Mumbai police “encountered” (Majid Jahangir) 11

Police encounters: court questions veracity 11

Indefinite fast for judicial enquiry into Batla 11

Dalit youth made to eat human excreta 11

Church attacked in Mysore statue of Mother Mary broken 11



India is not a secular state (Omar Khalidi) 12

Muslim Reservation Movement Action Plan (Haider Abbas) 12


Special Reportss

Nehruvian Foreign Policy: Misplaced Criticism (Ram Puniyani) 13



Muslim voice in the fourth estate (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Picking governors: plea for transparency (K.G. Kannabiran) 14

Judiciary should not cross the Green Line (Ghulam Muhammed) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Torture is a tool in J&K conflict 15

Tension after boy got killed 15

Boy killed in crossfire 15

No N.O.C. for passports 15

Plea for internal autonomy 15

“Dr Ali Shariati was second to Ibn Khaldun” (Muied-uz-Zafar) 15



Nawab Shujaat Ahmad Khan 16

First Muslim minister in Jharkhand 16


Special Reports

“The notorious tag will stick with me forever” (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 17

Campaign against female foeticide (Asif Hussain) 17

PFI’s health campaign (Abu Ayyash) 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17


Community News

Increase in enrolment of Muslim kids 18

Tension in village: now it is Kali and Elephant 18

Urdu teachers: apply soon: Zakat Foundation 18

Free Coaching for minorities at MANUU 18

Muslims need better education: UNESCO chief 18

More Urdu, Arabic, distance learning centres 18

Darul Uloom’s services lauded 18

Workshop on Sufi Music and Qawwali 18

MP’s Task Force to handle Muslim issues formed 18

Reservation should ensure social justice: Musliyar 18

AMU students win Aligarh Marathon 18


Community News

Stay on verdict by Sharia “court” 19

Policemen suspended for illegally raiding madrasa 19

“Religion should be spared of criticisms”: Mufti Mukarram 19

Urdu translation of Jazira Al Bannaeen publilshed 19

Mayawati’s bid to link Urdu with job 19

Minor students chained for missing class 19

Awareness campaign about recruitment 19

Bihar to modernize 650 Madrasas 19

Bombay workshop on ‘Rights of Muslim Women’ 19

SIO demands a policy of inclusive development 19


Community News

Missing Babri files: home secy. ticked off 20

Minarets are symbols of peace 20

Readings on Minorities released 20

Protest against “Qadianis” in Punjab 20

Prof. Mohibullah on Harvesting Wind Energy 20

Thackeray fumes at Ashok Chauhan 20

Four books of Iqbal Mirza released 20

Kashmir’s brave girl to be J&K police constable 20

Workshop to evolve Urdu terminology 20


Community News

Ulama to learn Sanskrit 21

Honour killing 21

Meet on Islamic Contributions to Civilization 21

Threat to press freedom 21

AMU organises four courses 21

Hyderabad not a terror hub: new police chief 21

AWMELA enlightens people about Batla encounter 21



Israel Controls the phoney Terror news (Gordon Duff & Brian Jobert) 22

Rita Katz and S.I.T.E. are set to release yet another “al-Qaeda” tape 22

This Israeli woman is the source of all you see and hear about Ben Laden and Al-Qaeda! 22

What Lies Beneath the War in Afghanistan (Eric Margolis) 22




Evidence Mounts for US Complicity in Terrorism (Gordon Duf) 23

For Israel, a reckoning (John Pilger) 23



Complaint Filed Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al 24

Haiti Quake Survivors Left To Die (K Prakasam) 24

A double betrayal (George Galloway) 24



“Life Used to be Beautiful in Gaza” 25

Arab student removed from bus for speaking Arabic 25

Robert Gates: US regrets ‘grave mistakes’ in Pakistan 25



Obama’s Biggest Failure is in the Muslim World (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



Islam and Sufism in Kashmir (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 27

Third edition with added information is just out Who Killed Karkare by S.M. Mushrif 27


Islamic Perspectives

Can Allah be monopolised by Muslims? (Asghar Ali Engineer) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion

Scrap the anti-people laws (Dr. Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

Penalty of 700 Euro on Burqa in France (Farzana Z Khan) 30

Dinakaran issue and caste politics (Abdul Raoof KK) 30

Commission again on the outcome of the commission (Anis Reyaz) 30

War hysteria (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 30

Ethics and introspection in media (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 30

Taliban's attack on Kabul (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 30

Peace motive (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 30

Obama's hibernation of one year (Hem Raj Jain) 30




MG (Mohd. Azam, Karimnagar) 31

Play the game in the spirit of the game (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Discrimination on caste and barrier (Mushtaque Madni) 31

Jaswant Singh is an upright intellectual (Palkodimir) 31

Gujarat IGP Vanzara and the role of CBI (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Kalam and his vision for the growth of India (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Social resurgence - an urgent need for Muslims (Mohamed Farook) 31

Media should focus on Kalyan Singh factorover SP's current state (Ghulam Muhammed) 31

Dawn for Dalits, when? (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Dignity of human lives differs from Palestine to Israel (Safiya Sameena) 31

Justice delayed (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 31

Plight of farmers (Farzana Nigar) 31

Price rise is a concern for one and all (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 31



Idafa Insvestments Pvt. Ltd. 3


Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20


A Practical Approach to the Arabic Language 21


Voice of Kashmir 24


Idarah-e-Al Hasanaat Rampur 25


Organisation offering Scholarships to Assamese Muslim students 29

India’s first and only Science 29

Free Online Health Consultation 29

Urdu Book Review 29


Who Killed Karkare? By SM Mushrif, Former I.G. Police, Maharashtra 32

Amroon Foods Private Limited 32