16-30 April 2012

Table of Contents

UP terror-accused: much more needed than justice to Qasmi and Mujahid (Ravi Shekhar) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Secularism in India is an illusion (Mukul Sinha) 2



Bomb Blast accused is President  of  Nanded Bar Association (Krantikumar Sharma) 3

Doordashan Urdu is sham: survey 3

Advani had instigated the demolition of the Babri Masjid (MG News Desk) 3

Rs 2 lakh cr Wakf land scam in Karnataka (MG News Desk) 3

Christians in South Delhi slum attacked by Bajrang Dal activists (MG News Desk) 3



Indian money abroad 4

1.20 crore female foetuses killed in India in 3 decades 4

Questioning of two members of Sanatan Sansthan 4

46,000 jawans left central forces during (2007-11) 4

Insurgency-hit J&K has 36,000 widows and orphans 4

Convention on the Security of Muslim Youth (NA Ansari) 4

Pathribal encounter is cold-blooded murder: CBI 4



Bhatkal delegation meets Chidambaram 5

Times of India bites dust but only locally 5

Akhilesh Govt.: the road ahead is bumpy (Mohammad Shahid) 5

Justice Katju refuses darshan of disputed Ramjanmabhoomi (Manzar Mehdi) 5



Bridges for Harmony (Ram Puniyani) 6

Let sycophants not spoil the U.P. HC broth (Haider Abbas) 6

Muslims lag far behind in media race: Zakir Naik 6

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 6



Fact-Finding Report on the Sangareddy Communal Violence (Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee may be contacted at civillibertiesindia@gmail.com - www.civillibertiesindia.org) 7

Riot in Andhra Pradesh, Curfew Imposed, INR 1.32 Cr. Lost (Ibrahim Usmani) 7



Indian Muslims Still Paying the Price of Partition (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 8

By inviting Advani, S.P. again rubs salt on  Muslim wounds (Manzar Mehdi Faizabad) 8



Jamiatul Ulama (Arshad)’s conference (NA Ansari) 9

Haj subsidy is an illusion: JIH 9

Seminar on Maulana Mujibullah Nadwi 9



Police gives a fresh list of unmarked J&K graves (Afsana Rashid) 10

UN rep visits J&K (Afsana Rashid) 10

Engineer arrested for Bijbehara blast (Afsana Rashid) 10



UP Polls: Congress Campaign & Muslims (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings and AFPSA 11

Abolish Draconian AFSPA 11

Crises in Muslim World 11


Men & Women In News

Zakir Ali Khan (1926-2012) (Muhammad Aftab Ahmad) 12


Special Report

What do these photographs tell? (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 13

Courage knows no bounds13

Muslims role in the Indian freedom struggle is unnoticed: Asaduddin Owaisi 13

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13


Community News

Despite RTE, school dropout growing14

Performance of minorities ministry questioned14

Acquitted in the Lajpat Ngr blast, still waiting for job14

“Conspiracy to deprive Muslims of Jharkhand of their constitutional rights” (NA Ansari) 14

Demand for naming chowk in Pakistan after Bhagat Singh 14

Suspect in Ahmedbad 2008 bomb blasts killed, two arrested 14

Claim of 50 percent fall in militancy in J&K 14

Educational Institutions to pay fine for discrimination 14

NIA files chargesheet against six in Delhi HC blast case 14

Admission open for GVNS school & college14


Community News

New turn in the Batla House encounter 15

When will the interlocutors report be tabled in Parliament? 15

Government stand on gay sex angers Muslim groups 15

Five sub-committees to supervise minorities education 15

Communal riot in Maharashtra town 15

Minority panel to scrutinise Muslim children in schools 15

Scavenging Act likely to be amended soon 15

72  Sachar recommendations Committee okayed 15

U.N. Human Rights team’s visit Kashmir (NA Ansari) 15



Empires Then and Now (Paul Craig Roberts) 16

Worsening Trends in Global Arms Transfers (Chandra Muzaffar) 16

Turkish Generals Face Trial for Violent 1980 coup 16

"Nothing Like Pesach Bread Dipped In Muslim, Christian, Blood": Israeli player 16

Decadent West gives gives contraceptive jabs to young girls 16



The US is now # 2 (Dean Baker) 17

Truth behind 9/11 will annihilate Israel: Video (To watch this must-watch video visit: http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/04/03/truth-behind-911-will-annihilate-israel-video/) 17



Art of Resistance - a comment on Günter Grass  18

What Grass said 18

Israel to “legalize” illegal settlement 18

The Mahatma Picks Up the Gun and Shoots the Dove (Kaleem Kawaja) 18



Book: A Living Faith, My Quest for Peace, Harmony and Social Change, An Autobiography, Author: Asghar Ali Engineer, Publisher: Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, Year of Publication: 2011, Pages: 345, Price: Not Mentioned, ISBN: 978 81 250 4197 9 (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 19


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of this newspaper 20


Islamic Perspectives

Islam, Muslims, Media (Asghar Ali Engineer) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Mohammad. Azam) 23

Hard Hindutva vs. Soft Hindutva (Faheemudddin) 23

India redefining? (Mushtaque Madni) 23

Godhra tak film (S. Haque) 23

Marriage versus live-in relationship (M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

Why the custom of dowry is increasing in our society' (Yasra Khoker) 23

Samajwadi Party and Muslims (Faheemuddin) 23

Justice Katju promotes Jihad (S. Haque) 23

Modi on Time cover a calculated hype (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 23

Talaq by drunken man validated by the Darul Ifta (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Namaz banned in Masjid (S. Haque) 23

Pilgrimage of President Zardari (Dr Maqdoomi) 23

VIP prisoners (Madhu Agarwal) 23

Bihar government’s stand on Forbesganj firing is condemnable (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 23

Put World Bank report on NHAI on website (Madhu Agrawal) 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

Islamic Book Store Kolkata 24 

Admission Open – Al-Ameen Residential Schools & College 24

Green Valley National School & PU College 24