16-28 February 2013

Table of Contents


Implications of hanging Afzal Guru (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 1

Mushawarat condemns Afzal Guru’s hasty, unjustified execution  1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Indian media (Hashim Kidwai) 2

Kamal Hassan’s “Vishwaroopam”… (Aziz A. Mubaraki) 2

Can music be blasphemous? (Sumit Paul) 2



Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 3

Tagodia to disenfranchise Muslims! (Patrika, Indore, 25 Jan. 2013) 3

White Paper on Terrorism: calling out readers & researchers (Zafarul-Islam Khan, Editor, The Milli Gazette - edit@milligazette.com) 3

Waqf Uni & Muslim IIT in Muzaffarnagar soon  3

Basant Panchami makes Bhojshala simmer (AG Khan) 3



Dalit family boycotted for singing bhajan 4

Marriage to Christian preserves Dalit status 4

PCI recommends action on paid news during Guj polls  4

Beggar addicted to newspapers  4

National Symposium on Sir Syed 4

Jamaat-e-Islami, Bodo leaders discuss peace, rehabilitation of riot victims 4



Afzal Guru executed, buried in Tihar Jail 5

We are living in Gulag 5

Anti-Modi Protest Rocks DU Campus 5

Afzal Guru Hanged, Whose Conscience Satisfied? 5

Yet Another Clandestine Hanging (Sumit Paul) 5



My name is Khan and… (Ram Puniyani) 6 

Prejudice against Tipu a fallout of colonial bias 6

Only 11 in 100 Muslims take up higher education 6

Six years on, Muslims no better 6



Probe demanded into Hindutva terror acts and sources of its funds (NA Ansari) 7

Malegaon bomb blast culprit confesses to his role in the blast  7

BJP leader suspect in Sunil Joshi murder, Samjhauta blasts 7

NIA probing Bagli (AG Khan) 7

Tiff over liquour shop stake led to Joshi’s murder? 7

BJP grills NIA! (AG Khan) 7



Vishwaroopam reinforces Global Stereotypes, justifies US terror (Feroze Mithiborwala) 8 



Arabic in India – an overview (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 9



Nuclear scare-mongering in the Valley (Afsana Rashid) 10

Verma recommenation re AFPSA welcomed (Afsana Rashid) 10

Girls band disbands after threats (Afsana Rashid) 10

Demand to return Maqbool Bhat remains (Afsana Rashid) 10

Amarnath Yatra schedule criticised    (Afsana Rashid) 10

Aiming at blaming without naming! (Sent by S. Akhtar, Khanpur Deh - 392150) 10

Mahesh Bhatt to stage play on govt’s negative attitude towards Muslims 10



BJP vs Shinde & their Secular Credentials (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Works waiting for K. Rahman Khan - iii (Syed Zafar Mahmood) 11


Men & Women In News

“Edupreneur” Mahbubul Hoque  12


Special Report

Alliance School Murshidabad’s 5th annual day 13

Seminar on Arabic in India 13

Statement by Home Minister is insufficient, practical steps needed: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind 13


Community News

Lottery for selection of Hajis opposed 14

Transformation of a century-old school   14

Website of AMU Lawyers Forum inaugurated  14

New Islamic website inaugurated in Riyadh   14

Sunni Waqf Board to set up university in Qannauj   14

Installation Ceremony of AMUSU 14


Community News

Website of Urdu poetry released  15

Landslide in Surat     15

LoC blunder boomerangs on Pak    15

Only two trauma centres in Delhi, though annual toll (7000) 15

Closure of tanneries may put 55000 workers on the verge of starvation   15

S.C. directs SIT to withhold clean chit to Modi   15

75 riot accused set free (AG Khan) 15

Shahla Masood case: more twists  15

Compulsory Urdu in Chishti University appreciated  (NA Ansari) 15

Urdu fourth most spoken language in U.K.   15

Eminent lawyers contacted to efficiently plead for AMU   15

Sunil Joshi murder: re-created by NIA (AG Khan) 15

Togadia to be booked for hate speech 15



ICC's verdict on Moulana Abul Kalam Azad (Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal) 16

Serious News in Low Supply From Mainstream Media (Ralph Nader) 16



Bomber in Chief: 20,000 Airstrikes under Obama (Nicolas J.S. Davies) 17



Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance in America (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

Envoy: 100,000 more could die in Syria 18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

Hazrat Ali’s Letter to his governor 20



Book: India’s Internal Security: The Actual Concerns, Author: Dr. N.C. Asthana (I.P.S.) & Dr. Anjali Nirmal, Publisher: Pointer Publishers, Jaipur, Year: 2012, Price: Rs. 1200, Pages: 326+xvii, ISBN: 978-81-7132-28-7  (Dr AG Khan) 21

Book: Kitabiyaat-e Shibli, Compiler: Muhammad Ilyas Azmi, Publisher: Darul Musannifin, Shibli Academy, Azamgarh 27600 (U.P.), Year: 2011  Pages h/b: 271, Price: Rs. 250, ISBN: 978-93-80104-89-8 - This is a bibliography of works on and by Allama Shibli Numani, the great historian and literary critic.  21

Book: Ishaariyah-e Ma’arif (July 1916-December 2011), Compiler: Jamshed Ahmad Nadwi, Publisher: Darul Musannifin, Shibli Academy, Azamgarh 27600 - U.P., Pages: 723, Year: 2012, Price: Rs. 850, ISBN: 978-93-80104-90-4 - This is the first volume of the subject index of Ma’arif monthly Urdu magazine published by Darul Musannifin since (1916.) 21

"Sachar Ki Sifarishein" (Nadeem Inamdar) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Afzal Guru -- shame on us! (Sumit Paul) 23

Are Muslims ready to introspect? (S. Haque) 23

What do we deserve? (S. Akhtar) 23

Three more commissions to engage Muslims  (S. Haque) 23

Gujarat Muslims  (Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani) 23

Ordinance on crimes against women (Dr Javed Jamil) 23

Regime Change Plan in Syria Postponed. (Kodimirpal) 23

BJP's Secular Card To Woo Muslims (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 23

Maulana Khalilur-Rahman saved the life of Netaji  (S. Haque) 23

VVIP security : status-symbol (Subhash Chandra Agrawal) 23

Congratulation - IBN 7 (S. Haque) 23

Two different Laws for same crime (Zuber Ahmed Khan) 23

'Clash of culture' civil war in India (Ghulam Muhammed) 23

H.M. statement on N.I.A.  (S. Haque) 23



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

Islamic Book Store 24