16-30 November 2014

Table of Contents

Goodbye, Gandhi’s India (Aijaz Zaka Syed)   1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Run for unity: Modi playing with fire  (Dr Sandeep Pandey) 2

Let Hindus and Muslims unite against Economics of Vices  (Dr Javed Jamil) 2



Budgam firing a mistake: Army   3

Politics is the safest refuge of criminals    (N. A. Ansari) 3



Child marriages cause 12% loss to India’s GDP   4

India 55th on global hunger index, lags behind Nepal, Lanka   4

Kashmir floods: SC upholds HC order to insurance companies to pay insurers without verification  (N. A. Ansari  )   4

Shiv Sena to offer cash incentives to Hindu families having 10 or more children     (N. A. Ansari  ) 4

Bomb blast in Meerut on Diwali night   (N. A. Ansari  ) 4

Police Terrorism in Dahbel: Minority community harassed  (Saeed Khan) 4



Wave of communal clashes in Bihar after BJP-JDU split       5

Muhammadan Sporting Club won’t be closed down: rumours refuted       5

Jamiat Ulama to build houses for Kashmir flood victims      5



Doctoring History for Political Goals  (Ram Puniyani) 6

Muslims in the words of an RSS man  (Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani)  6

Unholy Alliance  (Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam) 6

Army has never been sympathetic towards Kashmiris and their cause (Sumit Paul) 6

Ethnic stereotypes:  Muslims as a butt of ridicule (Sumit Paul) 6



Burdwan blast act of criminal gang: Mushawarat fact-finding report    7

Preliminary report about the fact-finding tour of Burdwan district   7

Hindu radicals attack Christians in Chhattisgarh (ucanindia.in)    7



Modi checkmating Mamata and marginalizing Muslims   (Mustafa Khan) 8

Rhythm of the heart (Dr Bobby John) 8



Communal riots  9

Judicial directions to establish winter shelters in J&K and Uttarakhand  (Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood) 9

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Muslims – i (Junaid Tahir) 9



AFPSA-protected Army kills two more   (Afsana Rashid) 10

Muharram restricted in the Valley  (Afsana Rashid) 10  

Assembly elections to start on 25 Nov.  (Afsana Rashid) 10 

Govt abandons flood victims (Afsana Rashid) 10



Communal Agenda Defeated In Delhi  (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Building political capital on hate propaganda   (Vidya Bhushan Rawat) 11


Men & Women In News

Allama Iqbal (Shahid Lone)     12


Special Report

Dumped trash exposes Modi clean-up drive  13

Bajrangi forces woman into marriage  13

UP Information Commissioner Haider Abbas holds meetings     13

Journalist Suhail Anjum gets award 13

Madrasa student burnt alive in Bengal 13

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13


Community News

Muslim performs last rites of his ‘rakhi sister’  14

Donation of Rs 2 crores for Khwaja’s Dargah at Ajmer       14

Mushwarat condemns murderous attack on Maulana Bukhari    14

Waqf Board plans case against Bukhari   14

Rs 22 crore sanctioned for dilapidated school   (N. A. Ansari) 14

Proposal to build convent type schools on Waqf lands      14

Denial of admission to girls in Bihar madrasa found wrong     14

JIH Advisory Council session concludes, resolutions passed  14

Nephew of Mayor shot dead  14


Community News

Mushawarat Working Committee Resolutions 15

Attempts to frighten Muslim leaders condemned (N. A. Ansari)       15



Prominent Shia militias in Iraq (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 16

The Gangs of Iraq   16

Cartoon (Yusuf) 16

105 Israel Ex-generals, Urge Netanyahu to Make Peace With Palestinians  16



How Many Muslim Countries Has the US Bombed or Occupied Since 1980?  17

Poor Americans Debt Burden Highest in History   17 



How Surveillance Turns Ordinary People Into Terrorism Suspects  18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

The Children of Israel in the Qur’an — i  20


WENDY DONIGER, On Hinduism. Oxford University Press, 2014, 680 pp. $39.95;, –, The Hindus: An Alternative History, Penguin Press, 2009, 800 pp. $25.00.   21



Qur’an Quiz 22

Dou pyaazaa 22

Mughals — Word Search 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG  (Dr Noorul Hasan, Mirza) 23

Trilokpuri riots (S. M. Pasha, Dr Noorul Hasan) 23

Where is Bhagalpur?   (Mohammed Javid,) 23

In Defence of etiquette  (Sumit Paul) 23

Burdwan blast  (Truth seeker) 23

Duplicity of the 'civilised' Western nations   (Syed Sultan Mohiddin,,,) 23

Mughals...  (Satyadeep,) 23

Uniform Civil Code  (Dr. Hayath Ismail) 23

Dwindling numbers of Muslim MLAs  (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Noble ideas of judiciary cease when Muslims matter come  (S. Haque,) 23

Congress A Sinking Ship  (Syed Kamran Ali,) 23

Modi's Muslim rakhi bahen  (Faheemuddin) 23

Indian Police  (Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

In defence of Shahi Imam  (Ghulam Muhammed,) 23

Dr. Javed Jamil on Muslim Radicalism (P. A. Mohamed Ameen) 23

Electoral reforms (Reyaz Aatish) 23

Modi’s cabinet (S. M. Pasha,) 23

Stray cows (Md Rizwan Siddiqui) 23



Zakat Foundation of India 7

Charity Alliance  17

Halal Food Authority 17


With best compliments from Kaleem Kawaja (Washington DC) 24

Kafkaland: Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India 24