1-15 May 2012

Table of Contents

Secret Centre-ULFA parleys may lead to a fresh Nellie (By Our Correspondent) 1

Mr Chidambram is angry... (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Rushdie Affairs and the Demonization of Islam (P.A.Mohamed Ameen) 2

Indian society at crossroads (Ghulam Muhammed) 2

How patriotic is IB? (Madhav Nalapat) 2

Is Indian Judiciary above reproach? (Dr. Sumit S. Paul) 2

Muslim leaders should learn from Sikh leaders (Kaleem Kawaja) 2



Sachar, Misra, Mander, yet a silent budget (Zafar Mahmood) 3

Minorities share in the central budget (NA Ansari) 3

BJP MCD candidate does not need Muslim votes, will not serve them (MG News Desk) 3

Delhi Police pays Rs.3 lakh for killing youth in custody (MG News Desk) 3



Extra-judicial executions: pay Rs 28 crore for killings, Punjab told 4

1800 kids missing from shelters in 4 years 4

70% of infant deaths within 30 days of birth 4

Vested interests overshadow community (Mohammad Shahid) 4

Popular Front to sue media houses 4



Social activists demand release of innocent Muslims in UP (Rajiv Yadav) 5

Arrest of innocent persons a conspiracy to promote terrorism: Prof. Verma (Ghufran Naseem) 5

Suggestions for the proposed law aimed at facilitating release of innocent Muslims held on terror charges 5

Namesh Commission’s attitude vis-à-vis Tariq Qasmi and Khalid Mujahid unfortunate (Dawat Sahroza, 13 April 2012 - translated from Urdu) 5



Manufacturing a Riot (Ram Puniyani) 6

Committee formed to demand Ahmad Kazmi’s release (NA Ansari) 6

Bengal govt to pay honorarium to imams (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 6



Communal riots in Hyderabad (NA Ansari) 7

Centre claims key recommendations implemented but J&K govt not aware (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 7

SC for probe into all fake encounters (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 7

Zionist lobby and Sangh Parivar are one and same (Editorial of Sahafat Urdu daily,  23 March 2012 -- translated from Urdu) 7

Vibrant Gujarat brings tear to the eyes of U.S. diplomats (Translated from Gujarat Today: 28 March 2012) 7



The “Muslim”  syndrome in UP politics (Haider Abbas) 8

ASI fails to make Babri survey report public (MG News Desk) 8



Resolutions of Jamaat-e-Islami Shura 9

The terror-accused: media attitude and Akhilesh initiative (Salman Sultan) 9



Amnesty team visits Valley, meets stakeholders (Afsana Rashid) 10

SHRC notice to police officers over foreigners abduction in 1995 (Afsana Rashid) 10

Sarpanchs threaten strike (Afsana Rashid) 10

“Simple return to pre-1953 situation to create constitutional vacuum” (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 10

J&K to ask for compensation for losses due to IWT (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 10



Nikahnama vs. Marriage Certificate (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Minority Rights in theory and practice (Abdul Khaliq) 11


Men & Women In News

Hakeem Muhammad Irfanul Husaini (NA Ansari) 12



Special Report

Muslim Personal Law Board's Mumbai convention (ummid.com and other sources) 13

Anti-dowry campaign 13

Yatra from Batla House to Makka Masjid 13

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13


Community News

AIUTC demands Unani advisor at Ayush 14

Mujaddidi Institute students successful in IAS exam 14

The first Haj House inaugurated in Rajasthan 14

Riot in Una leaves one dead and several wounded 14

A.P. High Court’s historic verdict on Waqf property (NA Ansari) 14

CPI (M) demands 10 percent quota for Muslims 14

Ode decision makes both parties unhappy 14

Making Montek blush: a cripple with Himalayan will-power 14

Youth who threw meat in Hyderabad temple arrested 14

Exam supdt. replaced for his communal comments 14

Free travel to holy places for M.P. senior citizens 14

CBI of shielding criminals: Zaheda 14


Community News

India blacklists Israeli arms firm 15

20 lakhs compensation for Khwaja Yunus custody death 15

Ban stereotyping of Muslims: Bihar Government report 15

Kazmi says he was forced to sign blank papers by police 15

Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees’s executive meeting 15

Jawahirullah in TN Assembly 15



Burmese Muslim Refugees on the verge of starvation on Delhi streets (Nadim Ahmad) 16

Israel's Ruthless Campaign To Destroy Jerusalem's Palestinian Identity (PAJU) 16

US Emergency Reserves in Israel 16

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 16



To Sleep With Open Eyes 17

Iran busts Israeli terrorists in central, border provinces (Badri Raina) 17



Wife Beating, Secular Feminism and Sharia (Yamin Zakaria) 18

Algeria's first president Ahmed Ben Bella no more 18

Occupation demolishes Arab village for the 37th time  18



Book: Side by Side - Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine. Editors: Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Eyal Naveh, Publishers: New Press, New York, Year: 2012  19

Book: Teen Sau Ramayan (Hindi), Author: A.K.Ramanujan, Translation by Dhaval Jaiswal, Publishers: Vani Prakahan, Delhi, Year: 2012. Pages 80. Price: Rs 125 (Ram Puniyani) 19


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of this newspaper 20


Islamic Perspectives

Economic Empowerment of Women in the light of the Holy Qur’an (Prof. Zafarul Islam Islahi) 21

Things Are Not Always What They Seem


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Dr Qizara Shams) 23

The brutal murder of Afreen (U. F. Malek) 23

Give relief to masses (S. Akhtar) 23

Azam-Bukhari impasse (Manzar-Ul-Islam) 23

Congrats Justice Aftab Alam (M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

Ranvir Sena murderers acquitted (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

My son cannot be a terrorist (S. Haque) 23

Have Congress men’s hearts become clean? (S. Aktar) 23

Samajwadi success (Muhammad Ahmad) 23

Salman Khurshid defends Abhishek Manu Singhvi (Ghulam Muhammed) 23

Haj subsidy (A Hameed Yousuf) 23

Let us prefer radio (S. Akhtar) 23

The attack on Israeli diplmat’s car (Rhazes Esref, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 23

Good Muslim journo are misguiding the Ummah over Syria (Kodimirpal) 23

Muslim cause – NHRC buckles down (S. Haque) 23



Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 17


Qur’an – A verse a day 22

Taarikh Tadween Sunnat – Islamic 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

With best compliments from Kaleem Kawaja (Washington DC) 24

Foodsmiths 24

Islamic Book Store 24 

Admission Open – Al-Ameen Residential Schools & College 24