1-15 June 2010

Table of Contents


Deoband fatwa and media politics (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Sikhs rebuild mosque demolished in 1947 (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Issue / Opinion

Unconstitutionally Yours! (Md. Aziz Haider) 2

Politics of fatwa in India (Navaid Hamid) 2



Justice at last for Kunangudi Haniffa & seven others (M.H. Jawahirullah) 3



RSS to check “border” madrasas (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

Amnesty asks Orissa to stop excessive use of police force against Adivasis

(J. Venkatesan) 4

India bans 100 global terror outfits 4

Anju Gupta’s deposition in Babri demolition (NA Ansari) 4

Panel for more power to Centre to control riots (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

Separate legislation needed for Islamic Banking: RBI (T. Riyas Babu) 4

Minorities have right to set up edu inst: SC 4



‘Rent-a-riot’ or riot for a price (NA Ansari) 5

Kerala Association for Minority Education to protest 5

ISD-Link to facilitate cross-LOC trade contradict govt’s claim (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5

SGPC asks Sikhs not to mention caste in Census 5

Kashmir Sikhs threaten to migrate (Vijay Kumar) 5

Hashimpura massacre: statements of 5 witnesses recorded (NA Ansari) 5



Unearthing the linkages between Makkah Masjid, Ajmer and Malegaon blasts (Subhash Gatade) 6



Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli attacked (Syed Afzal Ali Shah) 7

After Sachar, NSSO says Muslims are educationally most backward (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 7

Media website launched 7

Manipur Muslim killed in fake encounter 7

The Muslim businessmen of India (Aakar Patel) 7



Muslim leaders meet PM, Sonia on reservation 8

Pt Anand Narayan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlavi (Asad Faisal Farooqui) 8

India’s loophole-filled anti-torture law 8



Muslim Civil Service Aspirants of Bihar Win Hurdle Race (Soroor Ahmed) 9

No Muslim DM or SP in 70 districts of UP 9

With abusive language, Gadkari begins image makeover of the BJP (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 9



Advani shows concern for Gujarat Muslims! (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Modi-Syeda Hameed spat on Muslims education in Gujarat (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Modi is soft on Naxals, hard on Muslims (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

More trouble for Guj. police over Kauserbi (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Disturbed areas bill gets nod 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

Goa Blast: charges framed against Hindu right wing activists 11

Three years on, justice eludes Hyderabad blast victims 11

Why no ban on Hindu terrorist organisations? (NA Ansari) 11

Why govt silent on banning Abhinav Bharat: Mufti Mukarram 11

Terrorism, Inefficient Investigations and Delayed Justice (Anis Ahmad) 11



India-Pakistan co-sovereignty over the Autonomous Valley (Syed Shahabuddin) 12



UPA: one year after return to power (Ram Puniyani) 13

RSS hand in Makkah Masjid bomb blast? (NA Ansari) 13



“Suspect” Muslims: Innocent Victims! (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Love for Urdu, Sufism? Devout, non-servile? She sure is spy! (NM Sampathkumar Iyangar) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Govt & people serious to develop tourism 15

Govt & people serious to develop tourism 15

“Judiciary has collapsed” 15



Swami Akshay Brahmchari, freedom fighter and a Gandhian (Navaid Hamid) 16


Special Reports

Shooting of film in Kapurthala Masjid stopped 17

Islamic Exhibition in Azamgarh (Salman Sultan) 17

Free coaching programme by AMU for Minority/SC/ST (40% for women) candidates 17

Kerala novelist Punathil Kunjabdulla wins special award from Sahitya Akademy (T. Riyas Babu) 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17


Community News

Ghalib and Mir in BHU’s Hindi course 18

Another member quits NCPUL 18

Jamia gets Rs 8 crores for nanotechnology research 18

Plan of AMU Kerala off-campus challenged 18

Police remand of Munir Khan extended 18

Urdu Academy’s Computer course 18

Free coaching classes of ETE Urdu 18

High Court orders reinvestigation of Rizwan murder 18

Films on Indian Muslim themes screened 18

CIMA-Preston College to setup centre for Islamic Finance 18


Community News

Muslim cleric’s arrest condemned 19

Attempted self-immolation by unemployed Urdu teachers 19

Social Democratic Party registered as a political party 19

PFI leaders arrested in Karnataka 19

Six arrested for cow slaughter 19

Togadia files complaint against Tanvir, Zakia Jafri 19

AMU VC inaugurates seminar on Medieval India 19

Group marriages of Muslims 19

U.P. Urdu, Arabic & Farsi Uni. VC felicitated 19


Community News

Women education is farz: fatwa 20

Communal riots in Dhulia over insulting cartoon of Prophet 20

Orphanage in Aligarh looks for co-operation 20

Gujarat: Minority enclave Juhapura gets an ATM 20

Bihar’s Super 30 in Time magazine best list 20

Higher education institutions for Malabar Muslims (T. Riyas Babu) 20

Sir Syed Excellence Awards 20

History of Bhatkal remembered 20


Community News

Trial is the purpose of creation 21

Scarf controversy in Kerala’s missionary school 21

Why pusillanimous approach to Hindu terror, asks CPI(M) 21

(While around 70,000 Muslims still live in makeshift camps) A Muslim donates Rs 1 SIO’s educational project 21

JIH and SDPI win seats in panchayat polls in Karnataka 21

IG Chhattisgarh Wazir Ansari visits his alma mater AMU 21



Alan Hart on Palestine’s Nakbah (Alan Hart) 22



Conclusion of (p.no. 22) 23



The Freedom Flotilla to sail to Gaza as scheduled 24

Steady rise of Islamic finance 24

Israel demolished 1200 mosques (since ’48) 24

Turkish volunteer in Israeli custody 24

Attacks on Palestinians: Rabbi 24



'Everybody Draw Mohammad Day' (Husna Haq) 25

Afghan war is war on Islam: UK PM advisor 25

Hersh: US executes Afghan prisoners 25



Bullying Pakistan and Iran: Washington’s Latest Tack on Afghanistan (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



Un-equal security: minorities in India’s security sector (Trilok Singh) 27

US & South Asia (Mushtaq ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 27


Islamic Perspectives

Ulama - a strategy for change - i (Yawar Baig) 28

Hijabi women are ambassadors of Islam (Tayseir Mahmoud) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Ibrahim B. Syed, Shayan Ghani, Nurul Islam, S. Akhtar) 30

Islam does not prohibit intra-gotra marriage (Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood) 30

TerrorismWe are Indian Muslims (Prathiba Sundaram) 30

Indian Muslims are suspectUnfit CM (S. Akhtar) 30

Hashimpura Police killing needs justice (S. Haque) 30

Media’s humpty dumpty (Ghulam Muhammed) 30

"Plane udne wala hai...? Nurul Huda said and was arrested, released, but actually the lady who complained ud gayee (S Farman Ahmad Naqvi) 30

Hijab is for safeguarding the modesty of Women (Mohammad Azam) 30

Who killed Karkare? vs. “Yes, you are guilty” (S. Haque) 30

Attempt to tarnish CBI in fake encounter inquiry (Farzana Z Khan) 30

Shunning of Muslims becomes widespread (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

Is Islam being jeopardised? (Khan Vellayani) 30

No Urdu newspapers of Bihar are impartial – why? (Al-Haj Syed Fakhruddin Ahmad) 30

Importance of water in Islam (Nazneen O. Saherwala) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Long queue for hall ticket in AMU (Zafar Khan) 31

End of a heritage tongas in Delhi (Farzana Z KhanMadhu Agarwal) 31

Lot of issues remains unresolved between India and Pakistan (Hem Raj Jain) 31

Shinning Bihar (S. Haque) 31

Commonwealth Games a litmus test for authorities concerned (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) Maoist Menace (Shafaque Alam) 31

PC’s fresh offer of talks is of no use (Dr Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Chidambaram’s wonky operation? (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh became a soft target (Mohd Ziyallah Khan) 31

Learn a lesson from History (G. Hasnain Kaif) 31

USA needs to redefine federalism (Hem Raj Jain) 31

Mean-minded media (S. Akhtar) 31

The Krishna-Qureshi dialogues be open (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Belgium bans burqa (Shafaque Alam) 31

Ex-Cong. MP becomes BJP State President (S. Haque) 31



Zanzibar University (Tanzania) requires Lecturer in economics 3

Aligarh Muslim University 3

Idafa Investments Pvt. Ltd. 3


Kaleem Kawaja 6


Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20


Taarikh Tadween Sunnat (Islamic Studies Research Academy) 21


Voice of Kashmir 24

Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 25


Dardmandana Appeal 29

Free Online Health Consultation 29

Urdu Book Review 29

India’s first and only Scientific and Informative 29


Announcement IDB Scholarship Programme (2010-11) 32

Al-Fajr International School 32