16-30 June 2011

Table of Contents

Ramdev’s anti-graft fast: new face of communal politics (Ram Puniyani) 1

Palestinian mother is the first Arab woman to reach Everest (NA Ansari) 1

“Dreaded LeT terrorist” is acquitted after five years (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Will Kancha’s “post-Hindu India” ever emerge? (Madhu Chandra) 2

Baba Ramdev: Yogi or Commissar? (Ram Puniyani) 2



India bankrolls bankrupt Israel (writerasia.blogspot.com) 3

Cops convicted 18 years after murder (articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com) 3

Saffron Baba to establish private army (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 3

MF Hussain: do gaz zameen mil na sakee koo-e yaar main 3

Natgrid to become operational by (2013) 3



Arun Jaitley and the albatross of Communal Violence Bill around his neck (Mustafa Khan) 4

Giani, Sanjay to blame for Punjab mess (MG News Desk) 4

15 die every hour due to road accidents (MG News Desk) 4

RSS commitment to Hindutva is hollow (MG News Desk) 4

In 16 months, 6.5 lakh undertrials given bail (MG News Desk) 4



Sangh wages proxy war against the Congress (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5

An ode to Ode of Anand (Mustafa Khan) 5



Sangh tries to pre-empt Communal Violence Bill (John Dayal) 6

Congress and BJP trade charges over communal violence bill (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 6



CBSE results of Urdu medium schools of Delhi (NA Ansari) 7

US panel demands probe into Modi’s role in Gujarat riots (MG News Desk) 7

RSS to launch paper, channel to counter terror charges (MG News Desk) 7

Agnivesh assaulted by Mahant close to BJP (MG News Desk) 7



“Sanatan Sanstha is the Hindu Taliban” (Javed Anand) 8



Apex Court’s sharp wrap on High Court knuckles (Haider Abbas) 9

Professor Khan Muhammed Atif Ghilzai (Haider Abbas) 9



Now, Modi too eyes Muslim votebank (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Amit Shah faces new trouble (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

No room for Muslims in Gujarat housing (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Election exercise begins in Gujarat (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Demand for a CBI inquiry into Phool Muhammad murder (NA Ansari) 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

U.P. tops in human rights violations (MG News Desk) 11

Human rights courts soon in Delhi (MG News Desk) 11

“Firing after Mecca Masjid blast justified” (MG News Desk) 11

Move to keep CBI, NIA out of RTI opposed (MG News Desk) 11

Apex Court warns against fake encounters (MG News Desk) 11

Consequences of Ishrat probe feared (MG News Desk) 11

Youth in jail 4 times over his term (MG News Desk) 11

Time to halt descent to a majoritarian democracy (Ram Puniyani) 11



Indian Muslims: balance-sheet since Partition (Syed Shahabuddin) 12



Towards a riot-free India (Ram Puniyani) 13

CBI to probe funds collected for the Babri Masjid demolition (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 13



Baba Ramdev’s Political Drama! (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

10 reasons why India cannot really move on (Sanjay Jha) 14

Malegaon High School (Izhar Ateeq) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Hurriyat revokes expulsion of Abbas group 15

List of disappeared submitted to CM 15

Amarnath yatris to swamp Kashmir 15

Plan for youth’s skill development 15

Protest after double murder in Bawan 15


Newsmakers 16

Taking care of unclaimed bodies (Manzar Mehdi Faizabadi) 16

Former senior bureaucrat R.K. Saiyed is no more (AG Khan) 16


Special Reports

Welfare Party executive holds meeting 17

Rehab India opens village for riot victims of Assam 17

Rural Technology Institute’s new building inaugurated at Alamkhani 17

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 17


Community News

Govt okays religion, caste survey 18

MIM will move court if cops given clean chit in Mecca Firing 18

Widespread resentment at Haj draw 18

Gujarat gets its first Congress mayor in Gandhinagar 18

Gujarati Muslim youth selected as Dy SP 18

Saudis declare Zamzam water safe 18

SP to woo Muslims by raising reservation issue 18

Waqf Development Agency plan reflects biased mentality (NA Ansari) 18

Government plans to split backward castes into sub-castes 18

Kashmiri Muslim safeguards Pandit’s school and temple 18

Spreading education and knowledge 18

Mass marriages amidst communal harmony 18


Community News

First woman to drive diesel engine 19

Dikshit’s “communal” charge irks St Stephen staff 19

Modern medical centre in Jamia Nagar 19

Bengali Muslims unhappy with Mamta’s choice of ministers 19

40-day Personality Development Workshop in IICC 19

Ahmedabad youth clears UPSC in first attempt 19

Bihar Madrasa Board’s Wostania results out 19

Kerala church for the first time elects its head 19

Inauguration of 7-storey educational building 19

Army and Intelligence agencies differ on infiltration in J&K 19

Deeni Madaris Board’s 40-day ‘Madrasa-Chalo’ campaign 19

Urdu second official language in some districts of W. Bengal (NA Ansari) 19


Community News

“Scientific presentation of Qur’an is wrong” 20

Maudany taken to hospital and returned without treatment 20

2002 riots: another police officer blames Modi (Gaurav Shah, CNN-IBN) 20

Minarets are being destroyed by monkeys but repair denied (Manzar Mehdi Faizabad) 20

Urdu enjoys official patronage in Canada (NA Ansari) 20

Two thousand Dalits embrace Buddhism in Udupi 20

BJP lost poll deposits in constituencies Modi addressed 20

719 pilgrims selected but 1426 will go for Haj from Delhi 20

National Workshop On Scientific Urdu Translation At AMU 20


Community News

Congress to relaunch National Herald etc (National Herald), its Hindi edition Navjeevan and its Urdu edition Qaumi Awaaz) 21

Kingfisher offloads blind woman with kids 21

Urdu medium girls felicitated at IICC 21

Translation of scientific books into Urdu 21

In Hyderabad, it is difficult for a Muslim to hire a house (amityindias.blogspot.com) 21

Petitions against minority scholarship schemes dismissed 21


Community News

Despite under-representatoin in the international media, Urdu’s future is bright (NA Ansari) 22

Darul Huda Islamic Uni. in Kerala 22



“US-NATO war served Al-Qaeda strategy” (Gareth Porter) 23

US keeps smallpox viruses at Georgia lab for future use (J. D. Heyes) 23

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 23



American Muslims and their inadequate institutions (Kaleem Kawaja) 24

In US-Pakistan relations, stability means obedience: Chomsky (Maria Amir) 24

Egyptian delegation arrives in Tehran (english.farsnews.com) 24

Muslim Brothers more dangerous than Iran bomb: Israel (jpost.com) 24



The Long Reigning in France’s Ethnocentrism 25



The Arab Spring: Hobbled by Hostile Summer? (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



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Islamic Perspectives

Islamism is a viable political system (Kaleem Kawaja) 28

“Soon shall we show them Our Signs” (Qur’an - 41:53) – Scientists crack the spiders’ web code (Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Mansoor Osmani) 30

“I am not a terrorist” (Major Ramesh Upadhyay) 30

Muslim Awqaf in India (Ghulam Muhammed) 30

Widows and Half Widows of Kashmir (Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani) 30

What kind of Muslims are they?  (Niyaz Ansari) 30

Urdu and Indian Muslims (S.M. Pasha) 30

Success of AIUDF in Assam (Qazi Abdul Rahman) 30

SP status and Muslim reservation (S. Haque) 30

Fake encounters are cold-blooded murders (G. Hasnain Kaif) 30

Muslims are not organized (Mohd. Rafiq Chauhan) 30

Irfan Alam tortured by Bihar police (S. Haque) 30

David Headley (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 30

Suicide of a Marxist Muslim (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 30

Brahmins fighting a fratricidal war (Ghulam Muhammed) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Baba Ram Dev and the clueless Prime Minister (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Dr A H Maqdoomi, Syed Sultan Mohiddin, SM Pasha) 30

Anti-corruption law (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

Sushma dancing episode (Dr Maqdoomi) 30

Uma back in BJP, yet again (Nazneen O.Saherwala) 30

Advertising to children (Clement Ferrer) 30

Lesson from Fukushima nuclear disaster (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 30

FDI in retail trade (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 30

Media ethics (Irfan Machiwala) 31

World Environment Day (Mohd. Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Translate it into actions, Mr Obama (Kodimirpal) 31

NATO strike on Libya (Khawaza Umer Farooq) 31

Arab world in process of transition (Mohamedameen) 31

Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds (Kodimirpal) 31



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Announcement: IDB Scholarship Programme (2011-2012) 3


Kaleem Kawaja 6


Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20


Taarikh Tadween Sunnat (Islamic Studies Research Academy) 21


Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 25


Health Consultation 29

Urdu Book Review 29

India’s first and only Scientific and Informative Urdu Magazine 29


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