16-31 December 2010

Table of Contents



Asia Lifeline caravan to Gaza flagged off (AG Khan) 1

New York snubs Gujarat Police (MG News Desk) 1

Premji leads by example 1

Oman to permit temple and gurdwara 1


Issue / Opinion

Indian Secularism: majoritarian playground? (Mushtaque Madni) 2

Blaming minorities for every bomb blast (Javed Akhtar) 2



Karkare spoke to me before he was killed: Digvijay (Abdul Bari Masoud) 3

Court orders govt to answer Mushrif queries 3

Pak cited Sachar report to prove ‘local’ 26/11 link  3

Child abuse: India third in the world 3

Quote, Unquote (Australian Shooter Magazine) 3

Most humiliating moment in U.S. diplomatic history (Noam Chomsky) 3



Akhara Parishad crumbles (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

The latest espionage scam (AG Khan) 4

Jamia VC creates endowment fund in memory of his ‘Abba’  4

ConfessionS of Saffron terrorists – iv

Saffron terror: Indresh hits back (MG News Desk) 4

CBI on Andhra cops & Amit Shah 4

New ATS team for the absconders 4

Sohrabuddin fake encounter report filed 4

Dargah blast: three more arrests likely 4



Hindutva attempts to burn Mewat (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 5

UP and Delhi top HR violations (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5

Muslim medical directory published in Gujarat (AH Lakhani) 5

A gesture of solidarity with the people of Palestine (Sandeep Pandey) 5



Fighting War against Terror — Purulia style (AG Khan) 6



Imams demand reservation for Muslims 7

Unholy alliance between Hindutva and Zionism (Ali Khan) 7



Fact-finding team visits riot-affected town (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 8

CPIM’s message to Muslims (Cithara Paul) 8

Congress opposes Muslim university in Kashmir (!) (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 8

Tibet in Kashmir: a tale of suffering and alienation (Adfar Rashid Shah) 8



Bihar results compel BJP & Congress to review their plans (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 9

Report on the symposium on socio-economic empowerment of Muslims in Plural India 9



Clean chit to Modi by SIT, but problems remain (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

CBI and Modi will be at loggerheads (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Begum of Melodies awarded in Ahmedabad (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Mystry about Kauserbi: CBI mum (AH Lakhani) 10

Teesta files an affidavit against Rais (AH Lakhani) 10

Akshardham convict Maulana gets bail (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

One more test for Gujarat Congress (AG Khan) 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

Aseemanand’s arrest creates panic in Gujarat (AG Khan) 11

Kasab was a “contract killer” 11

Security vis-à-vis human rights 11

ATs nabs 2 suspected LeT men 11

Gallantry awards need substantiation 11

300 bags of explosives recovered 11

22 accused of Mumbai blast acquitted by TADA court 11

Ajmer Blast accused a Pakistani migrant 11

Bomb kills policemen while defusing 11

Seven “suspects of Mumbai” attack held in Spain 11

Delhi Police nabs a suspected terrorist 11

Anti-terror centre to miss its deadline 11

Rally in support of Mufti Israr’s release 11

1473 of 1511 cases of HR violations by armed forces false 11

Chargesheet in German Bakery Case to be filed soon 11

Ajmer blast accused in judicial remand 11

More Gujarat cops likely to be arrested by CBI in Sohrab case (MG News Desk) 11



Community Empowerment: an agenda for action (Mahtab Alam) 12

Day-dreaming with chalta hai culture (AG Khan) 12



Mumbai 26/11 two years later: unanswered questions (Ram Puniyani) 13

Defending Shahina - the investigating journo 13



Bihar Verdict & Muslim Votes (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

How Muslims could save the Babri Masjid? (Haider Abbas) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Qamawari deaths of three youths rekindle protests 15



Siddharth Shankar Ray and Babri Masjid (Haider Abbas) 16


Special Reports

Omar Khalidi, chronicler of Indian Muslims (Mohammed Ayub Khan) 17

Maulana Marghoobur Rahman 17


Community News

Urdu Academy to come up in J&K soon 18

House collapse ruins Eid of several families 18

Waqf Board: Govt appoints five new members 18

Jaipur warned of serial blasts through SMS 18

Jamia confers honorary degree on Dalai Lama 18

Babri Masjid: first appeal dismissed 18

Restore the minority status to Jamia 18

Shibli National PG College remembers its founder 18

Delinquency costs boy his leg 18

Islamic fiqh academy organises seminar 18

Kangaroo courts at work 18

50 labourers taken as hostage for demanding wages 18

Second wife accusd in Maulana’s murder 18

Ex-terrorist on a peace mission 18

5300 unauthorised religious structures to be demolished 18

93 riot accused acquitted 18

Valley youths chase their dream projects 18

Abdullah Inquilabi given on transit remand to Jammu Police 18


Community News

Shah Rukh faces Shiv Sena barrage 19

Raza Library awards scholars 19

Zakat Foundation of India’s ambitious programme 19

Is Qutub Minar becoming leaning tower of Pisa? 19

“Solar rockets” recovered in J&K 19

Groups clash over mosque shop 19

Kashmiri women’s sordid tales of suffering 19

Sony TV’s Comedy Circus: Insults Allah 19

US group joins Kalam to work on solar energy 19

Symposium on Ayodhya verdict 19

Narsimha Rao wanted to build Ram temple: Singhal 19

HWF awards meritorious Muslim students and best schools 19

High Court vacates stay on Panderwada case 19

J&K rehabilitation package for former militants in PoK 19


Community News

Activist Shahid Siddiqui honoured 20

Anticipatory bail application of inspector rejected 20

Daughters drive paralytic mother away from home 20

Pak peaceniks in Mumbai 20

AMU student wins best paper award 20

BSF shields its staff: case transferred 20

Karnataka to appoint Special Public Prosecutor 20

Dr Zafar Mahmood exhorts Muslims to avail Govt facilities (Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi) 20

Robbing a ruined Palestinian refugee 20

Fake post-mortem report racket busted 20


Community News

Advani helped RSS infiltrate govt, media 21

Racket feared behind missing dead bodies from graveyard 21

Zidni Ilma Trust to award meritorious students 21

Science fails to fathom Qur’nic assertions: No’amani 21

Godhra convict Rahim Khan denied bail 21

Govt is the legal owner of Jinnah house: Centre 21

India’s security capability has improved: Chidambaram 21

Kashmiri Pandits to stay in govt. houses after retirement: HC 21

AMU scholars attend international conference at Istanbul 21

Former SIMI secretary arrested in Bhopal 21

Kozikode blast hearing begins 21

RSS retaliates against CPM 21

Samira Patel bags Amul Vidya Bhushan Award 21

Army-Omar in a crossfire over AFPSA 21

Rajasthan police interrogates suspected “IM” terrorist 21

Aseemanand grilled by Maharashtra ATS 21


Community News

Muzaffar Ali’s book released by Gursharan Kaur 22

Relatives of victims in J&K refuse compensation 22

Demand for revocation of AFPSA in J&K 22

First POTA-accused in J&K acquitted 22

Alleged terror recruitment in Kerala probed 22

Iranian envoy summoned for Khamenei’s K-remark 22

Govt likely to map minority share in welfare schemes 22

Hunt on for Sadhvi friend from Gurgaon 22

Indian madarsas to get American education (!) 22

Godhra: SIT ignored evidences, says ex-Gujarat DGP 22

Police officers cannot challenge SHRC recommendations 22

TMMK demands handing over Babri Masjid site to Muslims 22



The Stench of American Hypocrisy (Paul Craig Roberts) 23

Palestinian official: Western Wall is not Jewish (haaretz.com) 23



Criminal State, Israel lobby, Washington Politics (Jeff Gates) 24

US Wants to Divide and Rule Muslims, Says Iran's Mottaki (Siraj Wahab) 24

Unwed parents wrecking families: British study 24



WikiLeaks Exposes Israeli Mafia’s Growing Influence (Justin Raimondo) 25



WikiLeaks Swamp the World of American Diplomacy (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



Sondhi Mitti Ka Attar Book: Sondhi Mitti Ka Attar, Author: Prof Shamim Aleem (shamimaleem@hotmail.com), Publisher: Modern Publishing House, Darya Gunj, New Delhi (Syed Arif Hussaini) 27

Justice delayed, denied, TRAMPLED, Book: Analysis of Judgement of Special Bench of Allahabad High Court on Babri Masjid dispute, Compiler: Syed Shahbuddin, Publisher: All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, New Delhi, pages: 128, Year: Nov 2010, Price: not mentioned 27

The lie and farce of Hyderabad’s ‘Police Action, Book: The Rape of Nizam’s, Hyderabad, Author: S.M. Pasha, Publisher: All India Forum of Muslim Journalists, Chennai, Price: Rs. 20, Pages: 35+ix, Year: 2010 (AG Khan) 27


Islamic Perspectives

Phenomena of life and death defined and explained (Prof. P.A. Wahid) 28

Kindness towards women and children (Mohammad Ishaq) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (U.F. Malek, Mohammad Illiyash) 30

Will Tahir Mahmood oblige? (Mushtaq Ahmed Siddiqui) 30

Role of Islamic jurists in Ayodhya dispute (Syed Shahabuddin) 30

The Rank? (Abdul Bari) 30

Shabana Wasim - a name yet to recognised (Faheemuddin) 30

An unclean chit to Narendra Modi (S. M. Pasha) 30

A new begining in a Muslim village (S. Haque) 30

Demolition of Babri Masjid is demolition of Indian history (Ghulam Muhammed) 30

Arundhati on Kashmir (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 30

Attack on Umar Farooq is an attack on freedom of expression (Farook Abdul Gaffar Bawani) 30

Wikileaks disclosures and Muslim world (Ahmad Subzwar, Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 30

Muslim and terrorist (Faisal Khan) 30

The New Nikahnamah (Ghulam Mohiyuddin) 30

Bihar’s mandate is an eye opener for Congress (Mohammad Azam) 30

Yusuf Pathan’s superb innings (Farzana Z Khan) 30

Jihad’s true sense (Nazneen O. Saherwala) 30

Dress code (Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani) 30

Is BJP a party with a difference even now? (Subhash Chandra Agrawal) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Bal Thakeray demands ban on purdah (S. Haque) 32

Consider total disarmament rather non-proliferation (Shafaque Alam) 31

Dream (A Hameed Yousf) 31

The bald eagle (Xavier William) 31

Nobel boycott (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

United West versus the divided rest (Tariq Abdullah) 31

Reality shows on channel (Mohd. Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Kashmir anger (Syed Adfar Rashid Shah) 31

Let us curse the rogues (Sultan A. Patel) 31

India once had an uncle chief justice (Subhash Chandra Agarwal) 31

Kettle hotter than tea (Sultan A. Patel) 31

Jagan’s turbulence (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 31

Abolition of slavery (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 31

Obama’s visit to India (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 31

Afghanistan (Khawaja Umer Farook) 31

Nobel Prize for Peace (Dr. Javed Akhtar) 31


Public meeting on Ayodhya Verdict - Challenges for Indian Secularism held at Masjid Khalilullah, Batla House, New Delhi by AISA. Advocate Prashant Bhushan speaking.  Photos: Tarique Anwar 32


Protest against CBI cover up of Shopian Rape and Murder case. Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Association & Saheli will gift this "sheet" to CBI to cover itself up. Photos: Tarique Anwar 32



Idafa Investments Pvt. Ltd. 3

Kaleem Kawaja 6

Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20

Taarikh Tadween Sunnat (Islamic Studies Research Academy) 21

Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 25

Free Online Health Consultation 29

Urdu Book Review 29

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