1-15 February 2012

Table of Contents

Discord in Jamia Hamdard over the VC (Muhammad Iqbal) 1

It is a mad, mad world... (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Rushdie affair and the Demonization of Islam (Shad Shahid) 2



33% Indian Muslims disappointed with their future: Survey by Abu Dhabi centre (NA Ansari) 3

Memorial for Kamala Surayya (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 3

Here are some more “genuine” encounters, Mr Chidambram (Released by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association on 13th January 2011 - manisha.sethy@gmail.com) 3

“Congress may not get one Shia Muslim vote in UP” 3



Malegoan blast accused to contest election in UP 4

Surya namaskar despite fatwa and flak (AG Khan) 4

Bhatt challenges  Jadaphia’s statement 4

Indian Muslim leaders urge India to scale down ties with Israel 4

How far can India go with Israel?  4

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 4



Vote for good people in elections: Umari (Nadim Ahmad) 5

Film on Rudrapur riots (Available on youtube.com) 5

25 terrorists nabbed in 2011 (hindustantimes.com) 5

Rajasthan yet to respond to compensation demand 5

Symposium on primary education by AWMELA (Salman Sultan) 5



Noorul Islam University to launch satellite (MG News Desk) 6

‘Exempt Wakf from Rent Control Act’ (MG News Desk) 6

Peace Party to walk the extra mile in UP (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 6

UP Muslims face political onslaught (Haider Abbas) 6



Karnataka most dangerous state for Christians? 7

M. P.: pathway to Hindu Rashtra (Ram Puniyani) 7

Bail applications of 4 police personnel rejected (MG News Desk) 7

Only 200 terrorist present in J&K (MG News Desk) 7

Counter-terrorism centre to become fully operational from 2013 (MG News Desk) 7



Lavatories built on Zauq’s mazar (NA Ansari) 8

Ghalib’s birth anniversary (NA Ansari) 8



How NHRC scripts its own undoing by its reinvestigations (Asian Centre for Human Rights) 9

1997 Delhi blast case: Supreme Court gives split verdict 9

Violence on minorities up by 90 pc in Karnataka: Saldanha 9

Many innocent persons set free, still deprived of Compensation (NA Ansari) 9

PUCL fact-finding report on Brijpal Maurya’s fake encounter at Sanjarpur in Badaun (Freelance journalist) 9



200 people killed in the Valley last year (Afsana Rashid) 10

Sharia court seeks expulsion of missionaries (Afsana Rashid) 10

Modi in serious trouble over Lokayukta issue (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10



Team Anna’s Political Ploy: Muslims Ignored (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Cater to public demand and shape it: Hamid Ansari 11


Men & Women In News

Dr. Fareed Parbati (1961-2011) (Mohammad Imtiyaz Ahmad) 12


Special Report

Insan School: Jaago aur Jagao 13

AMUCC bids adieu to AMU VC Prof Azis (Mohamamd Mudassir Alam) 13

Rahul Gandhi in Darul Musannifin 13

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13


Community News

Electronic Qur’an 14

Shehla murder mystery: 10 lakh reward declared 14

Pakistani flag unfurled by Shri Ram Sene miscreants 14

Muslim women threat self-immolation over graveyard 14

Muslims concerned over Lokpal interference in madrasas 14

Nine AMU schools to be made at par with Kendriya Vidyalas 14

Very high dropout rate among Delhi’s Muslim children 14

Fellowship for students preparing for civil services 14

One more Mahmoodabad-like case in the offing (AG Khan) 14


Community News

Hindi Qur’an distributed in Aligarh jail 15

Rs. 40 crores approved for Haj House in Bangalore 15

Educational loan to minorities, all backward classes (Shakeel Ahmad Rahmani) 15

Communal tension after building of temple on govt land 15

Charminar’s unique position 15

Cheerful moms can keep nation happy: Kalam 15

Tragedy at Husain Tekri: 12 killed in stampede 15

Godhra  still untouchable for Modi govt (AH Lakhani) 15



Racism, Capitalism, And Zionism Are The Worst Cancers (Dr. Sawraj Singh) 16

Iran war could end life on earth 16

‘Israel to Give Obama 12 Hours Notice on Attacking Iran’ 16



Israel pushing US to attack Iran  17

Will The US Accept The Islamists? (P. A. Mohamed Ameen) 17



Pakistan's Woes Have American Overtones (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

'Majority of Gitmo prisoners innocent' 18



Book: Sitting on BAYONETS: America’s endless war on terror and the paths to peace, Author: Keith Spicer, Paes: 392 pages., Price: $16.99., Publishers: Createspace (available from Amazon Books). (M. Azhar Ali Khan) 19

The Saffron Condition Politics of Repression and Exclusion in Neoliberal India, Author: Subhash Gatade, Publisher: Three Essays Collective (www. threeessays. com), Pages: pp x+478, includes index, ISBN: 978-81-88789-75-7, Price: (Rs 500) 19


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of this newspaper 20


Islamic Perspectives

Islam and Economic Justice (Asghar Ali Engineer) 21

Spread of Islam: views of non-Muslim scholars (Dr Sumit S Paul) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (S. Haque, Md. Asif Reyaz) 23

Hijab (Mohd. Danish Fazal) 23

Congress flip-flop on Batla encounter (Atiq Khan, Subhash Chandra Agrawal) 23

Another fake encounter in Gujarat (Zuber Ahmad Khan) 23

Rushdie not allowed in India (A Hameed Yousuf, Syed Adfar Rashid Shah, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Ban on cow slaughter (Dr. A. H. Maqdoomi) 23

Fake delegation of “Muslim Imams” and clerics to Israel (Yunus Chitalwla) 23

Malnutrition a national shame (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Terrorism issue: beware of nefarious designs (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Sarkari Musalman and paid news (S. Haque) 23

Palestinian rights more important than business with Israel (Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi) 23

Inhuman act by US marines (Khawaja Umer Farooq) 23



The Islamic Online University 13

Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 17

Taarikh Tadween Sunnat – Islamic Research 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

Qur’an – A verse a day 24

Expat Ride — a book on Gulf NRIs released 24

With best compliments from Kaleem Kawaja (Washing DC) 24