16-30 June 2013

Table of Contents

Nimesh report: Punish guilty cops, Mr. CM (Mohammad Shahid)1

Message of Modi’s triumph (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Another Karbala in Syria: Open Sunni-Shia War (Kaleem Kawaja) 2

From Maharashtra to U.P., Muslim leadership under fire  2

Are Ghalib, Mir, Momin defunct?  (Sumit Paul) 2



Encounter specialist cop ran militant module in Doda  3

Shiv Kumar Sharma from SPO to SI  3

Shariah-compliant real estate fund in Kerala  3

A Halal source of capital for Muslim businesses   3



Kerala temples spend Rs 10,408.42 cr p.a for rituals: Study   4

About 48 percent of children in India are stunted – UNICEF (Reuters) 4

Rihai Manch agitation continues 4

Volume on Muslim issues released 4



Narendra Modi’s Unknown Unknowns  (Mustafa Khan)  5



Hate Speech and Communal Politics   (Ram Puniyani) 6 

Next Steps to Peace In Kashmir (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 6



Jauhar University gets minority status 7



Ishrat Jahan: murder most foul (Mustafa Khan) 8 




The Blast near BJP office in Bangalore (Released by Bhavani B. Mohan Advocate, State President, NCHRO - Tamil Nadu) 9

5 years on, no justice to Orissa victims   9



File report on Surankote massacre: J&K HC to govt           (Afsana Rashid) 10

Week of the Disappeared observed    (Afsana Rashid) 10

Neelofar and Asiya remembered (Afsana Rashid) 10

Cleric arrested for molesting girls (Afsana Rashid) 10

Stop custodial killings, jail guilty police officers: JIH      10

Islamic banking inconsistent with existing Indian laws: RBI 10



BJP’s Game-plan & Modi’s “Elevation” (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

With Muslim Ummah at a Low Point, Are Muslims Ready for Ramadan?  (Kaleem Kawaja) 11

Naked Social Discrimination in Hinduism 11

Jiah (Nafisa) Khan’s suicide: Underlying Bollywood’s uncertainty (Sumit Paul) 11


Men & Women In News

Tauqueer Raza Khan  12

Manisha Sethi 12


Special Report

Iqbal Ahmed: Islamic artist par excellence (Mushtaque Madni) 13


Community News

Memorial for Hyder Ali 14

Students of Kashmir Polytechnic College build UAV     14

An exemplary act of bravery      14

Muslim Business ethics highlighted in cloth merchants meet        (A.G. Khan) 14

New Central Haj Committee constituted      14

Seven AMU students pass the Bhabha  exam    14

Vanzaara is afraid in jail   14

Former Bollywood film actress embraces Islam    14

Vande Mataram not compulsory: court  14

American student wins scholarship to learn Urdu in Lucknow  14

Restriction on cow slaughter will be removed in Karnataka 14

60-year old shot dead in Mathura mosque 14

Finally, Gujarat govt to implement pre-matric scholarship scheme for minorities (N. A. Ansari) 14


Community News

Charity Hospital inaugurated in Guj    15

Conditions changed for admission to Qur’anic courses         15

SDPI march against UAPA         15

Best Bakery accused to be tried in Mumbai      (A. G. Khan) 15

Salman rushes drought relief         15

Ban on cow meat in Goa violation of religious rights: Church    15

Muslim forum demands AMU be kept outside the purview of Pathan Committee    (N. A. Ansari) 15

11 Muslim candidates won in Karnataka assembly elections       15

Deoband’s Nawaz Girls Public School is now CBSE recognised      15

Minorities ministry’s plan to set up 5 minority universities     15

24 films made to teach Urdu to students of western countries  15



The Nakba Revisited 16

Israel is one of world’s most unpopular countries and it’s getting worse: BBC survey  16



Kerry’s New “Peace” Plan made to fail 17 

Mushawarat condemns the escalation of the strife in Syria into a Shia-Sunni war 17

Bulgaria: No proof of Hezbollah bomb role  17



Is Nawaz the Man of Destiny? (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

Up to 140000 people still displaced one year after communal clashes in Myanmar 18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

Islam & Democracy Can Support Each Other 20



Book: The Way Of The Knife, Author: Mark Mazzetti, Publisher: The Penguin Press, New York, Year: 2013, Pages: 378 ) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

AMU rejoinder (Dr. Rahat Abrar) 23

AMU: Aligarh Sherwani: Sartorial Excellence (M. Yunus Khan) 23

Ambani mansion: rejoinder (Bhuvaneshwari Joshi) 23

Tipu Sultan - the great freedom fighter  (G. Hasnain Kaif) 23

Plant trees instead of statues  (Mohammad Azam) 23

Hindutva: Treason & Terrorism (Mohammad Zaki Naeem) 23

Clerics promoting education (Syed Shahabuddin) 23

Muslim liberals (Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

No Tobacco day  (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 23

National Advisory Council  (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Mulayam Singh politics (Prof. Shamim Ahmad) 23

How to solve Telagana problem.?  (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 23

Saffron terrorism in India (M. A. Khan) 23

Why this discrimination between China and Pakistan  (AH Maqdoomi) 23

A Controversial Issue of Pasmanda and Ashraf (Prof. Shamim Ahmad) 23

‘Hinduism is not a religion’ (Muhammad Azam) 23

Muslims are deceived by secular Tamasha (S. Haque) 23

Syria (Kaleem Kawaja) 23

Saffron conspiracy against licensed slaughter house (S. Haque) 23



G.M. Banatwalla Saheb 3

G.M. Banatwalla Saheb 5

G.M. Banatwalla Saheb 7

Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 17

Charity Alliance (Trust India, Zakat India Online)

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

G.M. Banatwalla Saheb 24