1-15 January 2014

Table of Contents

The next polls and beyond (Firdaus Ahmed)1

Communal goons try to burn Ayodhya (Manzar Mehdi) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

The case for restoring Arabic and Persian in UPSC (Dr. Qutubuddin) 2

Why Persian & Arabic have been dropped?   (Sumit Paul) 2

    Arabic is the official language of 23 countries, spoken by 420 million (Translated from Urdu by MG staff) 2



Time to turn to long-term rehabilitation  3

White Paper on Terrorism 3

UP CM concedes:13 communal riots in 13 districts  (N. A. Ansari) 3



Arrest of 15 Dalit and Adivasi activists  4

Assembly polls: BJP tsunami sweeps Congress away  (A. G. Khan) 4

Man gets bail in Aurangabad arms haul case  (ummid.com) 4

Muzaffarnagar riot victims boo Rahul Gandhi’s convoy, show black flags  4

UP Riot victims protest against UPA, SP (Ehtasham Khan) 4



Mushawarat Central Committee deliberates on issues    5

Mushawarat declines to attend Rahul Gandhi’s meeting  5



Modi on Rampage: Reckless Abuse of History    (Ram Puniyani) 6 

Communal Violence Bill (PC Hamza) 6



Kolkata Muslims Rise in Protest Against Taslima Nasreen  (Shaikh Azizur Rahman) 7

Co-education vs. gender-based education? (Shahla Khan) 7



Indian Muslim in Today’s Context    (Sanjeev Kelkar, M.D. ) 8 



The Maharashtra ATS and Truth  (Mustafa Khan) 9



Kashmiris should not rely on UN resolutions: Aasiya            (Afsana Rashid) 10

Protests on Human Rights day     (Afsana Rashid) 10

Teacher arrested for molesting student (Afsana Rashid) 10

India says welcome back to jingoism (John Dayal) 10



Speedy justice only for a few! (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

The Stalkers – 2 : BJP lies exposed  (To read the full story as well as its first, visit:http://gulail.com/the-stalkers/) 11


Men & Women In News

Mushtaque Madni, my alter ego  (Sumit Paul) 12

Qazi Shamsuddoha  selected for Maharashtra Ranji team (ummid.com) 12


Special Report

Rahul meets minorities, tells them no need to fear anyone 13

Dil Jodo Yatra  13

Religious leaders welcome SC order on Art. 377 13


Community News

780 languages in India       14

Adeeb and Munshi certificates equal to High School           14

Urdu Council purchased books worth Rs 50 lakh              14

Hamdard National Foundation’s help for riot-affected people and for welfare of Muslims                    14

Kolkata High Court declares paying salaries of Imams and Muazzins from government funds unconstitutional  (N. A. Ansari)                  14

Delhi govt fails to comply with court order on Shah-e Mardaan                14

JIH leader complaints to police commissioner            14

Demand to affiliate high madrasas to Mazharul Haq University      14

Life imprisonment deferred: Accused conditionally released       14


Community News

Judge to depose in Shehla case                 15

One more acquittal in Godhra case                 15

Nurses of AMU’s Medical College take oath                      15

Seven suicides in a day by farmers in AP in 2012                15

CBI inquiry into opening of a pvt Unani college in Jaipur                 15

Married daughters to get jobs after father’s death: High Court                15

NCPUL starts six monthly diploma course in papier mache      15

Non-Muslim teachers to teach Urdu in govt schools in UP        15

Girl students far ahead of boys in Kashmir’s 10th class examinations      15 

AMU among the ten of top Indian universities 15

Mamta apprises Imam Bukhari of steps taken by her govt 15

BEd courses introduced in AMU’s Murshidabad and Malappuram centres  (N. A. Ansari) 15



Israel must give up its worst-kept secret: the bomb  16

Chilean senator accuses IDF soldiers of mapping out country    16

Israel Is Dying (Jim Russell) 16



We are all Muslim Brothers  (Khalid Amayreh) 17

Muslim Brotherhood officially declared as terrorist group 17

'Five Broken Cameras' clinches International Emmy Award 17

India-origin British doctor murdered in Syrian custody 17



Is Obama Getting out of Afghanistan or Digging in? (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

Half of Pakistani MPs pay no tax: study 18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

Homosexuality – a revolt against Nature 20



BooK Muhammad The Prophet for All, Author: Syed Hamid Mohsin, Pages: 435, Publisher: Salaam Centre, Bangalore, Contact: salaamcentrebangalore@gmail.com (Erum Altaf) 21

Book: Doctor Maqbool Ahmad - ek mard-e Mujahid (Urdu), Compiler: Abdul Aziz, Year: 2012, Price: Rs 40, Pages: 80, Publisher: Maqbool Arts & Media Resource Academy, 155 Kiraya Road, Kolkata - 70017 21  


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG team Zindabad (S. Akhtar Patel) 23

Judicial murder of Abdul Qadir Mulla  23

Worries for media     (S. Haque) 23

Drama in the name of secularism   (S. Haque) 23

Mulayam Singh On Relief Camps   (Prof. Shamim Ahmad) 23

Shah Bano Case   (Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

Aam Aadmi Party (Mohd Zeyaullah Khan) 23

Bhagapur riot victims are political issue   (S. Haque) 23

Let the greenhorns do their thing     (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 23

AAP should take responsibilities head on  (Shams Tabrez Qasmi) 23

Importance of peace and tolerance   (G. Hasnain Kaif) 23

Anti-riot & Waqf Amendment bills  (     S. Haque  ) 23

India-US tussle  (Subhash Chandra Agrawal) 23

Muslim new year    (Dr Sameeullah Khan) 23

What is Modi after all? (    Dr A H Maqdoomi) 23

Emperor has no clothes (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 23

Vivekanand's good words (S. Akhtar U. Patel) 23

Precarious Plight Of Loh Purush (Dr A H Maqdoomi) 23

Intern's affidavit in Justice AK Ganguly's case raises more questions (Subhash Chandra Agrawal)  23



Charity Alliance (Registered trust, Zakat India) 17

Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 17


Qur’an – A verse a day 22

Kaanti (Weekly and Monthly) 22

Taarikh Tadween Sunnat – Islamic Studies Academy (Pvt.) Ltd. 22

Urdu Book Review 22

India’s first and only Scientific and Informative Urdu Magazine 22


With best compliments from Kaleem Kawaja (Washington DC) 24