16-31 July 2014

Table of Contents

BJP’s rhetoric on Uniform Code undermined by its silence on laws favouring majority  (Shoaib Daniyal) 1

“Shariat Courts” (Zafarul-Islam Khan)  1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Saffronised Historians  (Sumit Paul) 2



Bengal Muslims under TMC: 65% unemployed, BPL    3

“Riot victims cheated by respectable people” 3

Curfew imposed in MP town after communal clashes ; seven injured, 33 held  3

White Paper on Terrorism  3



Over one lakh suicides in India every year: report   4

Explain open defecation: NHRC        4

“Snoopgate” probe likely to be given quiet burial       4

Faulty EVMs to be phased out   4

Missionaries banned from Bastar areas    4

Muzaffarnagar riots: Case against 10 Muslim leaders (NSA)  4

Maharashtra government’s 5 percent reservation to Muslims and 16% to Marathas   (N. A. Ansari) 4  



Bad days for Urdu teachers in Modi government: posts of Urdu teachers drastically reduced        (N. A. Ansari) 5

SIMI leader acquitted honourably (Hafeez Nomani)    5



Can Modi be compared to Hitler?  (Ram Puniyani) 6

Separate law needed for organized violence (M R Shamshad)   6



Hindu children learn Urdu, Muslims learn Sanskrit in this madrasa  (MG News Desk) 7

NRIs Urged To Build Educational Institutions (MG News Desk)    7

Mushawarat appeals for the release of Indians “abducted” in Iraq  (MG News Desk) 7

Sending Indian Muslim youth to Iraq improper: Mushawarat  (MG News Desk) 7

Keep fighting for civil rights: activists 7



Muslim Community on the Crossroads     (Muhammad Adeeb  M.P. (Rajya Sabha)     ) 8

MG comment (Zafarul-Islam Khan)    8



Parting of the “friend of the court” Gopal Subramanium  (Mustafa Khan)      9

Comitted to progress of minorities: Najma (N. A. Ansari) 9

Irani & Azad: Chalk & Cheese (Sumit Paul) 9

Dietary highhandedness of Jains (Sumit Paul) 9



J&K: High Court seeks status report on Kunan-Poshpura            (Afsana Rashid) 10

Modi’s J&K visit       (Afsana Rashid,) 10

Murder of youth, curfew in Sopore  (Afsana Rashid,) 10

Prince Charming or the Vile Conjurer    (Sanjiv Bhatt, IPS) 10



Modi’s Regional Dilemma!   (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Opposition to Uniform Civil Code is ideological    (Dr Javed Jamil) 11

Our Linguistic Troglodytism  (Sumit Paul) 11


Men & Women In News

Justice Mufti Bahauddin Farooqi    (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 12


Special Report

Lecture on Islamic Worldview    13

Muslim, Christian leaders meet in Goa, discuss national issues  13

Muffakham Jah College of Engg & Tech (Syed Khaled Shahbaaz)    13

NRI donates US$50K to AMU 13

Film Censor Board rejects docu on Muzaffarnagar riots 13


Community News

English medium madrasa in W. Bengal             14

Maulana Azad Foundation to help finance private universities           14

Civil services exam results disappointing for Muslims                         14

Muslim capitalists should pay attention to education                              14

Plan to launch Maulana Azad Schools on the model of Kendriya Vidyalayas              (N. A. Ansari)                  14

Advisory Committee for Urdu IAS Study Centre constituted                                  14

Desolate mosque and graveyard in Mehrauli made usable                           14

Swords out in a fight between khadims at Ajmer shrine                       14


Community News

Communal Attacks on Muslims of Pune: Fact-Finding Report  (The report was issued on 20 June, 2014 by the National Confederation of Human Rights Oganizations (NCHRO)  15



World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza   (Khalid Amayreh) 16

Egypt’s government by baltaga 16



Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit     (Paul Craig Roberts) 17

Mushawarat lauds Egyptian people's struggle for legality & democracy   17

Collective punishment won't weaken Hamas (Khalid Amayreh) 17



What's Wrong With Us? Time For Serious Muslim Introspection  18

Israel has killed 1 Palestinian teen every 3 days in past 13 years  18  

Official: Autopsy shows Palestinian youth burnt alive   18


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of MG 19


Islamic Perspective

Some common mistakes in Ramadan  (Asma bint Shameem  ) 20



Book: Inventing Terrorists - The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution, 21

Zakat is a pillar of Islam (Nazneen O. Saherwala, Surat)   21  


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Khilafat  (Dr AH Maqfoomi) 23

Where we lag?  (S. Haque ) 23

Shia-Sunni Divisions    (Mohamed Ameen) 23

Startling revelation about Jinnah     (Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai) 23

Inclusive Governance    (Mohd Anas) 23

Riot cell    (S. Haque,) 23

Shariat courts  (Hem Raj Jain,) 23

AMU    (M. Yunus Khan) 23

M. J. Akbar       (Dr. J. S. Bandukwala Vadodara; Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani Rajkot) 23

Low Birth Rate And Crisis   (Isabel Costa,) 23

People's rep, life of kings     (Subhash Chandra Agrawal,) 23

Transparency and accountability   (Prof. Shamim Ahmad) 23

Are Muslims of Bhajanpura deceived?   (S. Haque,) 23

Pak PM Visit to Delhi    (Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd),) 23

Modi  (Wakeel Ahmad,) 23

Iraq  (Dr. J. S. Bandukwala Vadodara; Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani Rajkot) 23

Muslims ; The outcastes in this last election   (J. S. Bandukwala) 23



Rahat WelfareTrust 2


The Gaya Muslim Orphanage 3


The AFMI 5 





Charity Alliance (Registered trust, Zakat India) 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