16-28 February 2011

Table of Contents



Maulana Vastanvi and Darul Uloom Deoband (Syyed Mansoor Agha) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Issue / Opinion

Don’t mitigate, stop this horror (Abdul Khaliq) 2

Worse than yellow journalism (Anwar Ali - Advocate) 2



Plight of Burmese refugees in Saudi Arabia (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 3

3000 Muslim women attend BJP seminar on employment 3

Mass marriage programmes in Gujarat 3

Bharat Jyoti Award for Gujarat lady 3

Azamgarh boy acquitted by Delhi Court (Salman Sultan) 3

“Quote, Unquote” (Uddhav Thakeray) 3



Advani’s Rath Yatra gave rise to terrorism (NA Ansari) 4

Outrage over panel’s clean chit to Sangh in Church attacks (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

Excerpts from the ATS chargesheet in Malegaon case 4

Aseemanand wept bitterly on learning the plights of victims (MG News Desk) 4

Joshi killed by his own men: Muslim family bears the brunt (MG News Desk) 4



Thou shalt not preach (nor convert): SC (AG Khan) 5

Target of scholarship scheme for minorities exceeded (NA Ansari) 5

Passive membership of banned outfit will not make a person criminal: SC (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5

Purohit team targeted Muslims as well as Christians: Army (MG News Desk) 5

RSS leader Indresh Kumar paid for Samjhauta blast (MG News Desk) 5

Now Buddhists claim Ayodhya site (Haider Abbas) 5



Police informers waging war against the nation (Mustafa Khan) 6

NHRC orders compensation for police atrocity (MG News Desk) 6

Concern over illegal imprisonment of Muslim youth (Haider Abbas) 6



Upheaval in Indian polity over corruption and Saffron terror (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 7

Abolition of manual scavenging gets priority under NAC 7

Asrarul Haq demands justice for wrongly arrested Muslim youths 7

Government’s insensitivity towards difficulties of Muslims intolerable (NA Ansari) 7



National Meet on Sangh Terror Links and Stories of Innocent Muslim Boys 8

Statement released at the National Meet (AG Khan) 8

RSS & murder of Mahatma Gandhi: what do contemporary documents tell? (Shamsul Islam) 8



A bit of cancer remains in Supreme Court’s Judgment on Dara Singh (John Dayal) 9



After Ahmedabad, Surat too has Muslims ghettos (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Dawoodi Bohra leaders praise Modi (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Gulbarg case: plea turned down (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Modi plays game with mediamen for Gujarat Media Club (AH Lakhani) 10

Court reserves order on Bhoomi Pujan at HC premises (AH Lakhani) 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

Will terror profiling of Muslims decline after Aseemanand’s confession (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 11

Politics of fake encounter in Odisha (Dandapani Mahanty) 11

RSS goes door-to-door against terror charges (MG News Desk) 11

Pragya to be quizzed over her visit to Joshi’s house (MG News Desk) 11

Congress asks BJP to take stand on Indresh’s ISI links (MG News Desk) 11

Security agencies worried over Bihar explosives (MG News Desk) 11

Probe RSS terror groups: Congress (MG News Desk) 11

Ban Sangh parivar, Abhinav Bharat: Dal Khalsa (MG News Desk) 11



Impact of modern Islamic education system on the progress of the Muslim community of Kerala (Sushma Jaireth & Shiraz S) 12



Gujarat Carnage, Modi and SIT “clean chit” (Ram Puniyani) 13

Purohit plotted to kill Indresh Kumar 13



Indian Muslims: Identity Crisis? (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Judicial transparency is not an act of charity (Asian Human Rights Commission) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Protests following Sopore killing of two girls 15

Clashes in Bandipora 15

Extension to Judicial Commission 15

Banking takeover by RBI decried 15

Republic Day under tight security 15



Newsmakers 16


Special Reports

India supports Egyptian people’s struggle (MG News Desk) 17

Mushawarat statement 17

Young orphan wins award and accolades (Manzar Imam) 17

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Community News

Rahmani 30’s big success in CA exams 18

Digvijay asked to clarify his statement about madrasas 18

Kerala govt refuses to upgrade Muslim orphanage school 18

Punjabi book on Islam released 18

Prize distribution to children through competitions 18

Six months jail to Christian preacher 18

Muslim population to grow faster in next two decades 18

Fatehpuri Masjid in need of repair 18

Dalits of Alwar village driven out by Meo Muslims 18

Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Haj subsidy 18

Bhopal’s journalism university to train Urdu journalists 18

IGNOU’s new programmes in Urdu and Arabic 18


Community News

Gulzar Delhvi’s anthology released 19

Darul Uloom Deoband’s budget for the current year 19

Iranian institution to set up Hauza-e Islamia in Kanpur 19

Darul Uloom pleads for Muslim reservation 19

Videography of Waqf properties in Rajasthan 19

Five years RI to eight persons for slaughtering cows 19

Communal tension in Udaipur 19

Imams to boycott marriages adopting un-Islamic practices 19

Released SIMI activists re-arrested 19

CBI opposes bail petitions of Malegaon blast accused 19

Canadian Sikhs oppose visa to Modi 19

SC notice in Sohrabuddin case 19

Hair stylist Jawed Habib’s venture to raise Rs 60 crore 19

“Sri M” publishes yogi’s autobiography 19


Community News

Stop harassing Kashmiris: Central advice to states 20

Mass-marriage programme at Darul Uloom Hasaniah 20

Contract killing planned by one’s only son 20

Muslim boy becomes CA in Australia 20

Computer Learning Centre of IOS 20

Scholarships to be given by Jamiat Ulama 20

Riot victims still live in unbearable surroundings in Gujarat 20

Demand to free innocent Muslims after Swamy’s confession 20

Hindu terrorists wanted to kill 5000 Muslims: CBI 20

NRI Rais Malik signs 300 cr MoU with Gujarat govt. 20

Muslim leaders’ guidance to Muslims for census 20


Community News

Kashmir Institute of Strategic Studies 21

Hindutva Terror trail: Samjhauta Express to Modasa 21

Govt claims about release of Malegaon accused hollow 21

Minorities Cell in NIOS wound up by School management 21

MCOCA comes in handy for Delhi police in criminal cases 21

PM pats NIA, HM for exposing new faces of terror 21

Kerala High Court clears way for India’s first Islamic bank 21

Court acquits 7 men ‘branded as terrorists’ by Delhi Police 21

Ishrat’s fake encounter: SIT member spills the beans 21



It's Not Radical Islam That Worries The US — It's Independence (Noam Chomsky) 22

Israel’s man in Cairo (Haaretz) 22

Western hypocrisy and double standards (Yvonne Ridley) 22



Critical Connections: Egypt, the US, and Israel (Alison Weir) 23

Chaos Under the Heavens? The Situation is Excellent! (Ali Khan Mahmudabad) 23



Arab world on the threshold of change (Ekramur Rashid) 24

Egypt: Exchanging a Dictator for a Torturer (James Ridgeway) 24



Date With a Revolution (Mansoura Ez-Eldin) 25

Blair's sister-in-law urges his trial for war crimes (AFP) 25



Revolt of the Arab Masses Unnerves imperialists (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



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Islamic Perspectives

Religious fanaticism — is it really religious? (Asghar Ali Engineer) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Shakeel Ahmad Frank) 30

Another question needs to be answered? (Aiman Siddiqui) 30

Saffron Terror (Sunil Kumar Tiwari) 30

Vastanvi & Deoband (Kaleem Kawaja, S. Akhtar) 30

Who were responsible for India’s Partition (G. Hasnain Kaif) 30

Mahad madrasa with a difference in Hyderabad (Mohammad Azam) 30

No political party is sincere for Muslim education (S. Haque) 30

Modi government’s dislike for anything Muslim (Munawwar Husain Malek) 30

Is Shariah law undemocratic? (P.A. Mohamed Ameen) 30

Rickshaw puller selected for national award (S. Haque) 30

The Kashmir drama (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 30

India needs Rafi Ahmed Qidwai (Farhana Siddiquie) 30

Rajkumar and Pandey encounter vs Batla House encounter (S. Haque) 30

US and Middle East crisis (Kodimirpal, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Syed Sultan Mohiddin, Mohd Ziyaullah Khan, S Abdul Baseer, Kodimirpal, S. Akhtar, Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Multiculturalism or illusions? (A.M.A. Pira m) 30

Two IPS’s book and media’s response (S. Haque) 30

BBC’s blindness (Anonymous) 30

Black money (Madan Gopal Garga) 31

India marched against corruption (Madhu Agarwal) 31

No cut off dates (Dr.Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Ather Shamsi gets RTI Award (S. Haque) 31

Bangladesh has grabbed 675 acres of Bharat’s land (S. Akhtar) 31

Crime against women on the rise (Shafaque Alam) 31

Light thought (Agustín Pérez) 31

Alarming suicide rates (Obaidur Rahman Nadwi) 31

BJP, part of the problem? (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

American myopia (Hem Raj Jain) 31



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Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 25


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Urdu Book Review 29

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An appeal from Urdu Academy, Delhi 29


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