1-15 October 2013

Table of Contents

“Mini Gujarat” in and around Muzaffarnagar (Zafarul-Islam Khan)1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Politics of Religious Symbols (Dr. Qutubuddin) 2

We’re violent & barbaric   (Dr. Sumit Paul) 2

Modi: A Political Sorcerer (Dr. Sumit Paul) 2

Doubting Ram and Ramayana (Dr. Sumit Paul) 2



Son of auto-rickshaw driver first Muslim from Malegaon in Maharashtra police 3

Plan to develop Bareilly’s Jamiatur Raza into an Arabic Persian University (N. A. Ansari) 3

India keen to strengthen relationship with Iraq in the field of energy (N. A. Ansari) 3

AFSPA completes 55 years of rights abuse  3



Hidden hunger  4

RSS-BJP combine discusses ways to combat “minority agression” in politics (N. A. Ansari) 4

Brand ambassadors for minorities 4

Helpline for minorities (N. A. Ansari) 4

Yasin Bhatkal: real or fake?  (A. G. Khan) 4

Facebook deception: 10 booked, 3 arrested (A. G. Khan) 4

Muslims comprise 21% of undertrials but only 17.75% of convicts  4



Hindus too not less affected in riots    5

Govt releases data of riot victims identifying religion 5

India, the Indian Muslim and the Egyptian coup 5



Polarization with a difference: Muzaffarnagar   (Ram Puniyani) 6 

Relevance of the Vanzara letter and lurking fascism (Firdaus Ahmed) 6



Modi confident of Muslim support (A. G. Khan) 7

Ten crore defamation suit filed against Mumbai Police   7

Aga Khan excellence centre in India 7

Out of court Settlement of Ayodhya dispute (Manzar Mehdi Faizabadi) 7



Muslim Appeasement – A Myth Exposed   (Afroz Alam Sahil) 8 

Ashoka Chakra awardee led fake encounter in Manipur, says SC panel  8



Muzzafarnagar: a replay of Gujarat 2002  (Mustafa Khan) 9

Hindutva Project in Western Uttar Pradesh (Shamsul Islam) 9



Army killings spark protests across Kashmir Valley            (Afsana Rashid) 10

Commission to probe Kishtwar clases     (Afsana Rashid) 10

Hindutva, Gujarat style  10



From Ayodhya to Muzaffarnagar (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Religious intervention programmes an effective tool in dealing with pre-birth gender selection  (Afsana Rashid) 11


Men & Women In News

Bashiruddin Babukhan

Maulana Barkatullah Bhopali (Arif Aziz  — translated from Urdu) 12


Special Report

Muslim leaders meet PM over Muzaffarnagar and riots bill 13

Islami Academy  13

WPI secures relief for poor Daliyamma13

Seminar on Teaching at Aligarh  13


Community News

Hell-bent on inciting riot      14

Tension after Dalit youth’s conversion to Islam        14

Police foils attempt to foment trouble        14

Inauguration of Integral Institute of Medical Sciences             14

Delhi Waqf Board’s new CEO            14

Gujarati mother’s struggle for justice          14

Encyclopaedia of Hinduism launched in USA        14

Karnataka a model sate for the progress of minorities  14

Corpses exchanged: mismanagement in Guj hospital  14

Jamiatul Ulama to file case to bring justice to the oppressed as well as to the guilty Civil and police officers  (N. A. Ansari) 14


Community News

Urdu University gets free of cost land          15

JUH (Guj) complains against police atrocity     (A. G. Khan) 15

Condolence meeting on the death of Dr Syed Abdul Bari                15

Free coaching for UPSC entrance test in Jamia Millia Islamia             15

Rs 10 crores approved for madrasas in Maharashtra     (N. A. Ansari) 15

Corruption in Maharashtra Waqf Board           15

6th Pay Commission notification for Bihar Madrasa teachers  15

Nokia launches mobile phone that includes Urdu font  15

68 accused demand another judge  15 

Cow carcass set the town ablaze  15



“Israel Wants Peace. Period.” (Just Joking!)  16

Middle East Peace Talks: Non-Objectives Attained 16



The Oslo Accords: a gigantic disaster for the Palestinians (Khalid Amayreh) 17

A Guide To 30 Years Of U.S. Military Strikes Against Other Nations 17



Neo-Imperialism meets its Waterloo in Syria (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

U. S. shares raw intelligence data with Israel 18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

“Why I believe in the right to wear the veil”  20

Marrying first cousins has horrific genetic consequences 20



Book: Living under the Rainbow - My Enchanted Life, Author: Bashiruddin Babukhan, Pages: 288, Year: 2012   (Syed Shoaib) 21

Struggle between liberals and extremists in Muslim societies  21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (K. M Shekabba) 23

Azan: Islamic Call to Prayer  (Mohammad Abdus Samad) 23

Why greatest democracy is silent?     (G. Hasnain Kaif) 23

Comparative Study of other religions in Madrasa   (Faheemuddin) 23

Tunda, Bhatkal, Akhtar of IM   (Kaleem Kawaja) 23

GIO case against Mumbai Police  (Ghulam Muhammed) 23

Why no protest in Lucknow? (Mohammad Sajjad) 23

Humans or toilet worms?   (S. Akhtar) 23

Facts about Shah Banu case    (Dr. Muhammad Hashim Kidwai) 23

Terrorism in the name of Islam  (Sumit Paul) 23

Muzaffarnagar riots   (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Muzaffarnagar riots  (     A.Hameed Yousuf  ) 23

Is boycott of elections the only option before Indian Muslims?  (Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 23

Lack of quality education    (Faiz Imam) 23

When Rome Was Burning, Nero Was Fiddling (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 23

Sympathy for sex workers (Dr. Hashim Kidwai) 23

Secularism - A Unifying Force (G. Hasnain Kaif) 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