16-31 August 2013

Table of Contents

India’s Dreyfus in the time of war on terror (Mustafa Khan)1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Is Justice literally blind? (Salman Sultan) 2

Why Pakistan Hindus are better off than Indian Muslims  (Mushtaque Madni) 2



Differences over Waqf bill sorted out (N. A. Ansari) 3

White Paper on Terrorism 3



555 alleged fake encounters reported between 2009-13: Govt (PTI, 28 July 2013) 4

“96,000 die every year due to Hepatitis in India” (PTI, July 25, 2013) 4

Proportional representation of Shia demanded in govt (N. A. Ansari) 4

Violence in Lucknow 4

Muslims support Gorkhaland 4

Mahabodhi temple act amended 4

MP govt order to introduce Gita in madrassas triggers storm in Muslim community 4



Verdict on Batla House encounter and people’s reaction  (N. A. Ansari)  5

Verdict is a mockery of justice: JTSA  5

First “woman Imam” prevented from delivering lecture in Madras University  (N. A. Ansari) 5



Communal Violence: Who is to be blamed?   (Ram Puniyani) 6 

Renegade Muslim Leaders Attend Israeli Iftar Dinner (Source: Qaumi Salamati 4 August 2013, English translation by urdumediamonitor.com) 6

Plan to set up 101 girls hostels & 13 degree colleges in minority districts (NA Ansari) 6



Humanize conversation to build peace: Rehman (Manzar Imam) 7

Ex-AMU VC gets CBI clean chit, critics mum  7



Prioritizing Batla House encounter and King Oedipus  (Mustafa Khan) 8 



Is Durga Nagpal really innocent? (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 9

Mufti Saeed claims he has a magic solution  (Afsana Rashid) 9

Gool firing: Army gives itself clean chit (Afsana Rashid  ) 9

Sectarian violence in Budgam (Afsana Rashid) 9



Mushawarat statement on the situation in Egypt            10

Muslims don’t believe IM exists: Minister    10

Media must shun divisive elements: Katju  10



Telangana – Rhetoric &  Muslims (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Menace of Pre-birth gender selection in Kashmir  (Afsana Rashid) 11


Men & Women In News

An evening with Mehdi Hasan  (Sumit Paul) 12

Haji Oosman Sait (Based on information provided by Haji Oosman Sait’s grandson, Mohamed Ali Javeed) 12

Ghulam Sarwar (Excerpted from a writeup on yahoogroup by Dr Mohammad Sajjad, Asstt. Prof.., Centre of Advanced Study in History, AMU) 12


Special Report

Protest at the Egyptian embassy in Delhi 13

AMU VC to use bicycle for daily commuting 13

HWF gifts school kits to children of Kanchan Kunj 13

AFMI distributes fees and books in Ranchi  (For more information on AFMI activities in India, visit:  www.afmi.org ) 13


Community News

For Amreen, sky is not the limit   14

Two more success stories: CA exam        14

AMU VC refutes charge of language politics       14

IIM Kashipur offers MDP in Islamic Banking & Finance          14

BA Islamic Studies         14

Modi’s Gujarat: 45 cr spent for stalling lokayukt appointment      14

Urdu Fonts and Keyboard Manager launched      (N. A. Ansari ) 14

Woman in burqa asked to remove Hijab in bus       14

Case filed against Sanjiv Bhatt  14

Drunk cops harass Imam   14

SP Verma faces fresh enquiry in encounter case 14

Rakhi in the name of Ishrat Jahan 14

Diggi’s ATS links 14


Community News

Lokesh Sharma granted bail in Sunil Joshi case       15

Dr. Amin & Singhal quarrelled over Ishrat’s anesthesia            15

Urdu made a compulsory subject for graduates in AMU             15

Muslim Chamber for backward, small scale industrialists         15

JK Bank fined Rs 2 crore for mismanagement           15

Diggi faces police case      15

Ramadan mass prayer against terror       15

Urdu ghazals by Veer Savarkar          15



Noam Chomsky is in Denial About 9/11 16



Fascism on the Nile  17

The Frightening New Mind Control Technology That Can Hack Your Brain 17



The United States as Global Midget 18


Washington Acts Like Matchmaker… Between Rapist and Victim 18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

Understanding a billion Muslims: ten days, ten deeds (Dr. Faheem Younus) 20

Azan – My Spiritual Friend (Mithun Dey) 20



Book: Kashmir Ifshae Haq (Urdu), Author: Hashim Qureshi, Publisher: Iqra Publications, Srinagar, Year of Publication: 2nd Edition, 2011, Pages: 500, Price: Rs 500    (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander ) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Mr Mohammed Azzat) 23

AMU (Mohammad Yusuf Khan) 23

The way saffron brigades respect freedom of speech    (S. Haque) 23

India-Pak relations  (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 23

Two innocent Muslims acquitted from terror charges  (S. Haque) 23

Batla House verdict a slap on the face of patriotic Muslims  (Kaleem Kawaja) 23

Is Mynmar like situation in offing in India (Faheemuddin) 23

Justice buried under verbatim camouflage   (S. Haque) 23

Indian society in danger because of moral anarchy  (Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

Harsh punishments - need of the hour  (G. Hasnain Kaif) 23

55 masjids but no school   (S. Haque) 23

Durga episode  (     Maldar SA  ) 23

Batla House sentence (Mukul Dube) 23

Physician heal thyse    (G. Hasnain Kaif) 23

Lollipop of minority university for Muslims (S. Haque) 23

Plight of India today (Mohd Zeyaullah Khan) 23

Amartya Sen on Modi (S.Sultan Mohiddin) 23

Will Ishrat get justice? (S. Haque) 23



The Muslim Co-operative Bank Ltd. Pune.  3

Charity Alliance (Registered trust, Zakat India) 17

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