1-15 January 2010

Table of Contents

Hasan Gafoor is a scapegoat (S Faraz Hamid) 1

Is India a secular country? Union home secretary believes being Muslim is a crime (Husain Amin) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Issue / Opinion

Of parasites thriving on Zakat (Mushtaqul-Haq Ahmad Sikander) 2

Say “thank you, AMU” (S. Akhtar) 2



Of seminars, commissions & committees (NA Ansari) 3

Interaction with Foreign Academics (A U Asif) 3



Infusion of young blood — bid to revive BJP? (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

Petition against Islamic Finance Company 4


SIMI is controlled from Jamia Nagar (New Delhi): says M.P. Police 4

Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s memory marked 4

Muslim women divoree’s right to maintenance 4

Manmohan committed to address concerns of Muslims 4



Kerala HC for law against forced conversion (T. Riyas Babu) 5

Fear of a Saffron Telangana haunts Muslims 5



Lift the sinister ban on “SIMI” (Abu Zafar Adil Azmi) 6



Conclusion of (p. 6) 7



From Ayodhya to Ajmer — pilgrimage for Peace (Asghar Ali Engineer) 8

Anatomy of suicide among Kashmiri women (Mushtaq ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 8



Gujarat: ghettoes in the making (Ram Puniyani) 9

Repentant Karsevak (N.A. Ansari) 9

In Vibrant Gujarat, 98% Dalits have to drink tea in separate cups 9

Prosecute all indicted by Liberhan: AIMPLB (T. Riyas Babu) 9



Abdul Hafiz Lakhani in Ahmadabad 10

ATS-scripted terror story busted 10

Gulberg arson: BJP leaders among accused 10

Nikah under Model Nikahnama solemnized 10

Modi move for vote under duress 10

Riot victims forced to live in the open 10

Gujarat’s invitation to autocracy 10

Vaghela's Babri role irks Congress 10

Riot victims houses at Chandola demolished 10


Human Rights

Evidence of extra-judicial killings in J&K 11

Three dry runs before the Goa blast 11

Death by police bullets leads to violence and burning of police station 11

Batla House encounter: police asked to furnish details of CD 11

NIA would investigate Goa blasts (Majid Jahangir) 11



No real option short of Mishra Commendations (Syed Shahabuddin) 12

Time to forget & forgive (Ram Puniyani) 12

Khaqsaars in Ayodhya! (Haider Abbas) 12


Special Reportss

The politics of terrorism (Mustafa Khan) 13

Kandamal victims: action for reconciliation (John Dayal) 13


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 14

Shopian deaths: CBI story concocted 14

Fight for justice to continue 14


Rejoinders / Opinion

Who killed Karkare? (K. Veeramani, G. Hasnain Kaif, Prof. K.S. Faiyaz Pasha) 15

Mishra recommendations (Jasim Mohammad) 15

‘Vande Mataram’ (S. Akhtar, A.M.A. Pira) 15

Secular Parties government (UPA) forgets E. Ahmad (S. Haque) 15

America’s war on terror (Raj Mohan) 15

Liberhan (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 15

AMU is a centre for students from all sections of society (Abdullah Khan) 15

Haj and Eid-ul-Azha (Baqar Eid) (G. Hasnain Kaif) 15

Blowing Bubbles (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 15

New states (A Hameed Yousuf) 15



Tayyaba Abedin Qidwai a role-model 16

Muhammad Sharif Qureshi 16


Special Reports

Letter from Ayodhya — struggle for Babri Masjid to continue (Haider Abbas) 17

Nikah on 6 December 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17



Reservation: another Muslim issue (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 18

Vice-President Ansari on the emerging Muslim identity (Fr. Anand Muttungal) 18


Community News

Study of Qur’an a continuing process 19

Plea to sanction grant to all Madrasas for girls 19

Young talent feted 19

Directive to use Urdu in five states 19

Arabic-Persian University planned at Lucknow 19

Demand for setting up Urdu Academy in J&K 19

Integral University’s Foundation Day marked 19

Disturbed atmosphere in Rampur’s Raza Library 19

Muslims and Christians should come closer 19

Thriving feticide centres 19


Community News

In five-year span 3800 communal incidents in India (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 20

Unity of Muslims need of the times 20

Abdullakutty’s critic censured 20

Book release: “Qaidi Number 100” 20

500th issue of Hoda, an Islamic monthly of Urdu 20


Community News

Desolate mosque restored by Hindus, Sikhs 21

Dr. Kalam chosen as India’s Environment Ambassador 21

Economic control — Prelude to hegemony, warns Maulana Mansoori 21

World meet of Parliament of religions 21

Focus on Islam’s economic system 21

Loans in Kind 21

Minorities Education Board proposed 21

Madani denies links with Nazeer 21

SDPI demands quick implementation of Mishra recommendations 21


Community News

Religious restrictions in Art 341 questioned 22

Ittehad-e Millat Convention 22

Saudi cultural attache visits Shibli Academy 22



Israel is US military base: Chomsky 23

Arrest warrant for Livni issued in London 23

Engaging Muslim Americans is crucial to prevent radicalization and promote national security (Louay Safi) 23



Palestinian detainees’ families: The Guardian partially exposed suffering 24

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists 24

Copenhagen, Muslim Holocaust & climate genocide (Jeffrey Blankfort) 24



Mercenaries see a world of opportunities (Jeremy Scahill) 25


Pakistan’s Crisis of Morality in Politics (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



US and Midde East (Ramzy Baroud) 27

Hatred or Misinformation & How to counter it (Abidullah Ghazi) 27



Kafkaesque Justice under the “USA Patriot Act” 28

Secularism democracy and Muslim experience in India 28


Islamic Perspectives

Importance of inter-faith dialogue (Mohsin Usmani) 29

Lament of the Qur'an 29

Haj — Pilgrimage thoughts (Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood) 29


MG Classifieds 30



MG (Prof. K.S. Faiyaz Pasha, Anis Reyaz) 31

Muslim Periodicals (Dr Wasim Ahmad) 31

Antique of Begum Hazrat Mahal in Nepal (Mohamad Samsid) 31

Pakistan arrests American terrorists (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

A severe mental punishment (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Where we stand among 52 Indian billionaires and 30 powerful Indian (S. Haque) 31

Federation in crisis (Zohra Javed) 31

Pakistan in turmoil (Palkodimir) 31

Fate of India (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Media’s role in burning issues (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 31

A rape that has left people wishing her dead (Bharatram Gaba) 31

Sexual reorientation for gays and lesbians (Lisa Justiniano) 31

Students Union in AMU (Dr. Shafiqur Rahman Khan) 31



Idafa Insvestments Pvt. Ltd. 3


Kaleem Kawaja 6


Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20


A Practical Approach to the Arabic Language 22


Voice of Kashmir 24


Idarah-e-Al Hasanaat Rampur 25


The Ministry of Minorities - Karnataka, has called for applications for pre metric, post metric and merit cum means scholarship (2009 fresh and renewal) for minorities. 30

India’s first only Science 30

Free Online Health Consultation 30

Urdu Book Review 30


www.fortuneglobalservices.com 32

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

Al-Noor Herbal Clinic 32

Amroon Foods Private Limited 32