1-15 November 2009


Table of Contents

 

Book smashes India’s “Islamic terrorism” myth (M Zeyaul Haque) 1

A new national political party launched (Nadim Ahmad) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1

 

Issue / Opinion

Social Democratic Party of India’s vision 2

Confusing Eid with Ramazan (Soroor Ahmed) 2

 

National

Indicated official made IGP in Bihar (Soroor Ahmed) 3

Over 55k minority students given merit-cum-means scholarships in 3 yrs 3

Margao blast intended to target Muslim community 3

 

National

Sri Ram Sene behind Mysore clashes 4

Worship of computers 4

No Love jihad: DGP 4

Sikhs in J-K Demand Minority Status 4

Hundreds of madrasas in Vishakhapatnam asked to shut down 4

Lecture on Aqsa and Jerusalem (Nadim Ahmad) 4

MMK wins local body polls 4

Essay Competition on Sir Syed's Vision 4

Faizabad — another communal flare-up averted (Manzar Mehdi Faizabadi) 5

 

National

Prof Iqbal Ansari – a tribute (Mahtab Alam) 5

Condolence meetings on Prof Iqbal Ansari (Mahtab Alam) 5

 

National

Goa blast: Hindutva terrorists exposed again (Mohammad Naushad Khan)

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Tackle terrorists with iron hand 6

 

National

Sit-in at Jantar Mantar against Israeli provocations 7

Is Nitish buckling under BJP’s pressure? (Soroor Ahmed) 7

Shibli Academy starts membership drive 7

 

National

Kerala Round-up: NM Salih 8

“Love Jihad” or Media Jihad against Muslims? 8

IUML district president elected 8

Complete works of Kamala Surayya released 8

State Hajj camp 2009 opens, first batch reaches Makkah 8

Maudany pardons assailants 8

Anwar Ibrahim visits Panakkad 8

IUML - CPI M clash in Nadapuram 8

 

Analysis

Is it a crime to be born a Muslim in India? (Ram Puniyani) 9

Government to recruit Muslims in security forces and secret agencies 9

 

Gujarat

GujaratRound-Up: Abdul Hafiz Lakhani 10

One more anti-Modi forum in Gujarat10

Hindus restore old Mazar of Sufi Saint

Juhapura -- Muslim Ghetto of Gujarat 10

Need to Redefine Secularism Stressed10

“Gaurav Puraskar” for 2008-09 10

No Central Madrasa Board: Mufti10

 

Human Rights

Ranbir's fake encounter: Three police officers arrested 11

Kashmiri students under intelligence surveillance 11

Fine and imprisonment in custodial death case11

American journalist claims compensation from Delhi Police11

Court’s relief to Asif Mohammad Khan in SIMI poster case 11

Court raps police for not producing Delhi blast accused (Majid Jahangir) 11

Kalbe Sadiq’s call for women reservation raises a storm (Hasan Masood) 11

 

Issues

Muslim India 2008 - ii (Syed Shahabuddin) 12

Pew Report on global Muslim population (Ghulam Muhammed) 12

 

Special Reports

Goa blast: Hindutva terror resurfaces (Subhash Gatade) 13

 

Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 14

Jammu & Kashmir autonomy issue raised14

Act to curb domestic violence 14

Mental Health Day Marked 14

Human Development in Kashmir 14

Master Plan to Protect Ecosystem 14

 

Rejoinders / Opinion

Obama awarded Nobel in haste (Safiya Sameena, Md Ziyaullah Khan) 15

Not Iran, Israel is a big threat in the Middle East (Palkodimir) 15

Us Sends British Canary to Afghanistan Mine (Field) (Ghulam Muhammed) 15

Jihad misunderstood (Kausar Fatima) 15

Palestinian rights denied (Mohd. Salahuddin) 15

Iraqi Turmoil (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 15

Prof. Iqbal Ansari: A tireless human rights' defender (Prof. K A Siddique Hassan, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 15

 

Newsmakers

Maulana Akhlaq Husain Qasmi, religious scholar par excellence (NA Ansari)) 16

 

Special Reports

Qila of Mahmoodabad on World Monument Watch List (Haider Abbas) 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17

KhaNdhar bataa rahe hainN imaarat buland thee... (Jawaid Badauni) 17

 

Analysis

Maharashtra Elections: A Strong, Secular Message (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 18

Milli Council’s memo on Karnataka situation 18

 

Community News

30% quota of women in MPLB demanded 19

New ITI in Amroha 19

IOS pledges to expand work, move to the next stage19

Qur'an as farewell gift for retiring staff in Bihar 19

In Friday sermons emphasis should be on social reforms 19

AMU to make off-campuses functional next year 19

Government interference in minority edu. Institutions 19

Sunni Youth Society holds National Islamic Meet in Delhi 19

 

Community News

Nod to Azim Premji University 20

Proposed Central Madrasa Board dangerous for madrasa 20

Use of intoxicants by Muslim youths increasing fast 20

AMU Essay writing competition 20

TN Hijra Committee holds seminar on 20

Police attempt to pick UP Muslim youth foiled in Nashik 20

E Ahamed inaugurates Bihar Muslim League 20

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Community News

AMU to get renewable energy dept 21

Jamia Millia criticised and fined for denying admission 21

Dal and Sainiks goondaism on the pretext of cow slaughter 21

Rahmani Foundation to train students in science 21

Akbarnama found in Darbhanga 21

Fake Madrasas Come to Light 21

Sharia-based Co-op Society in Jodhpur 21

Saffronised contents from textbooks to be deleted 21

Recompilation of personal laws within Islamic framework 21

Travelogue released 21

Zakat Foundation of America distributes charity 21

 

Community News

Mumbai Terror Survivor Embraces Islam 22

“Post-Godhra carnage unparalleled in modern history”: court 22

Minorities Education Commission settled over 14000 cases 22

Mandir being built on waqf land 22

Kalbe Sadiq to take holy dip at Maha Kumbh 22

Shia demand quota in Legislative bodies 22

English translation of 'Hayat-e-Javed' published 22

First Sir Syed Award conferred on Obaid and Qasim 22

 

International

Warmonger wins peace prize (Paul Craig Roberts) 23

The Nobel War Prize (Bill Van Auken) 23

Hundreds detained by Israel without charge 23

 

International

Tel Aviv, Peace and the Obama Prize (Jeff Gates) 24

The steady rise of Islamic finance 24

  

International

War Clouds Gathering (Firdaus Ahmed) 25

International probe into Israel organ theft called for 25

 

International

The chickens are coming home to roost for Pakistan (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26

Over 600 Chinese nationals working in Saudi embrace Islam 26

 

International

War, Negation and Muslim Identity Revisited (Ramzy Baroud) 27

Media Lies and the War Drive against Iran (John Pilger) 27

Arab Conference on Boycotting Israel: Arab Boycott of Israel Is Legitimate 27

 

Book

Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family (Yoginder Sikand) 28

 

Book

Conclusion of (p 28) 29

 

MG Classifieds 30

 

Letters

MG (Rayees, Sayyed H. Haddad, Musaddiq Mubeen, Salman Sultan) 31

Amazing reports about Hanan (Mohammed Abdurahiman) 31

Thank you Rahul; yes, Pakistan is a small fry (Bharatram Gaba) 31

Rahul visit to Dalit houses (A Hameed Yousuf) 31

Stringent punishment to Mohan Kumar (Kausar Fatima) 31

Ethics in investigative journalism (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 31

Love Jihad or shameful love azadi (Palkodimir, Muqeet Ahmad Shaikh) 31

Qualitative farming (Muqeet Ahmad Shaikh) 31

Khadimul Hujjaj required (Syed Izhar-ul Hasan) 31

Testimony of Nehruji and Gandhiji (G. Hasnain Kaif) 31

AMU: Facts and Figures: make your own assessment (Prof. Ziauddin Ahmad) 31

Smart politicians indeed (Sultan A. Patel) 31

Congress victory (A Hameed Yousuf) 31

Sir Syed day celebration (Mohd. Yunus Khan) 31

 

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