16-31 March 2010

Table of Contents

Salman story (too) is full of loopholes (Majid Jahangir) 1

Young Azmi’s noble initiative (Mumtaz Alam Falahi) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Issue / Opinion

Muslim Identity and the Movie “My Name is Khan” (Javeed Akhter) 2

Fresh breeze from Home Ministry (Mustafa Khan) 2

Muslim women and change (Asghar Ali Engineer) 2



Women’s Reservation Bill: demand for quota within quota 3

Thousands attend RUC rally in Lucknow (Faisal Fareed) 3

APJ tops list of “most trusted” (Zafar Iqbal) 3



No regrets on Babri demolition: RSS chief 4

Margao blast: NIA reveals four more suspects 4

Karnataka Withdraws Cow Slaughter Prohibiting Bill (T. Riyas Babu) 4

MJ Akbar launches Sunday Guardian 4

Budget allocations of minorities ministry increased, Haj subsidy cut 4

Shahid Azmi’s brother dons his mantle (Mahtab Alam) 4

Two more Muslims shot dead in Mumbai 4

Sensless sectarian violence in J&K 4



Iran holds dialogue conference in Delhi (T. Riyas Babu) 5

Police hiding facts of Hindutva crimes 5



Has your institution gone up? Or, down? (Nusrat & Ahmad Rashid Shervani) 6

Taslima Nasrin and the four pillars of learning (Mustafa Khan) 6



Educators stress maximum enrolment at schools (T. Riyas Babu) 7



Towards Hindurashtra with BJP in trail (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 8

VHP to launch Ram Mandir campaign (NA Ansari) 8

The Priests of Kandhamal (John Dayal) 8

Immortal Shahid — a sane voice in the wilderness (Salman Sultan) 8



Communal violence bill — cure worse than disease 9

Express yourself! 9

Selfish waqf landords of Punjab rule the roost (Mohammad Afzal) 9



By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani 10

Post-Godhra riots: SIT accused of bias 10

No fresh probe in riot cases 10

Modi men depose before Nanavati Commission 10

SC asks for Modi’s papers for Godhra probe 10

Violence on women Gujarat Govt. accused of apathy10

Vibarant Modi govt in vicious scam 10

Mallika unhappy with Big B 10


Human Rights

Shahzad’s arrest and police concoctions (Majid Jahangir) 11

Lucknow 2007 serial blast probe may take more time (Haider Abbas) 11

Mumbai blast: the “Mossad” connection (Saeed Hamid) 11



Let the rule of law prevail (Haider Abbas) 12

Travesty of truth in Taslima’s name (Abdussalam Puthige) 12


Special Reportss

Strive for Indo-Pak amity (Ram Puniyani) 13

Plight of Muslims under terrorism (Mustafa Khan) 13



Indian Muslims’ Identity: A Dilemma? (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Time we reformed intelligence services (Vinod K Jose) 14

RSS “Hindu Sangam” sans Hindus (Fr. Anand Muttungal) 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Human rights violations - tribunal hearings 15

Sectarian clashes 15

Gun battle in Sopore 15

Stone-pelting syndicate 15

Teenager killed by BSF commander 15



Mahfoozur Rahman (NA Ansari) 16

Dr. Muqtada Hasan Azhari (Anis Reyaz) 16


Special Reports

Tipu Sultan heritage in ruins (Azmathulla Shariff) 17

From Hut to IIIT 17

Cartoon M/G Yusuf 17


Community News

Equitable wealth distribution to ensure world peace 18

Time standard should be Ka’ba, not Greenwich 18

First time DOEACC online exam in Azamgarh (Salman Sultan) 18

BJP better forget Ram Mandir dream 18

Muslims urged to rely on self-help 18

Make full use of money for Madrasas 18

Teaching kids is no child’s play: Bhopal’s city qazi (Manzar Imam) 18


Community News

Taslima article sparks communal riots 19

Indonesia’s Zakat Foundation delegation in Delhi 19

Riots in Bareily and Jaunpur 19

Sherwani Awards to students and teachers 19

Prize proposed on the best book to be written on Iqbal 19

‘A’ Grade to Hewitt Muslim Inter College 19

‘Conditions ripe for Saudi-India energy partnership’ 19

Kerala shelves proposed Islamic bank 19


Community News

Buddhists claim Babri Masjid site 20

Seerat books exhibition at AMU 20

Qur’an on aluminium sheets 20

Agreement between AMU and US uni. 20

Ripples of Pune blast reach Bhilwara 20

English translations of Shaharyar’s anthology published 20

Urdu in Japanese universities 20

Islam spread not with sword — Justice Sachar 20

Reinterpret Islamic texts: Prof. A.R. Momin 20


Community News

ITI for Mumbai Muslims 21

Women’s Awareness: the caravan moves on 21

The cook who saved Gandhi’s life 21

Face to face with Obama envoy in Delhi 21

Prophet’s birthday celeberated at Oxford Square, a unique school teaching only slum children 21



Extremist Views of the British Media (Yamin Zakaria) 22

US to spend $50 million on media in Pakistan 22

Humanising the monster (Dr Mohammad Taqi) 22



Muslims Are Their Own Worst Enemy (Paul Craig Roberts) 23

U. S. Can't Afford Military Aid to Israel 23



Israel is waging covert war across the Middle East 24

US Offered Rigi 'Extensive Aid' for Iran Attacks 24

How racist Israel plans to deal with “Toxic Demographic Assets” (i.e., Arabs)



Flexible Afghanistan War Objectives (Ramzy Baroud) 25

Harvard don calls for genocidal measure to curb Palestinian births 25


Testing Turkey: a joint American-Israeli Venture (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



Sri Lankan Muslims (Latheef Farook) 27

The Future of the Past (Kausar Mazhari) 27


Islamic Perspectives

Peace and Conflict Resolution Concepts in the Madina Charter (Yetkin Yildirim) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion

Women's reservation bill (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi, Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 30

Union Budget: India betrays its poor (Hem Raj Jain) 30

Nigeria violence (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 30

Discrimination on the basis of caste (Obaidur Rahman Nadwi) 30

Threat from GM crops to natural farming (Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 30

Israeli war crimes in Palestine (Mohammed Sadullah Khan) 30

Obama's decision on Gitmo and the fallout (Safiya Sameena) 30

Muslims want separate Vidarbha (G. Hasnain Kaif) 30

The pain of the foetus (María Ferraz) 30



MG (M. Samar, Tajwer Sultana) 31

Messiah of Madarsas (Mohammad Azam) 31

Prophet preached peace (Mohd. Salahuddin) 31

Hussain's Qatar citizenship (S. Haque) 31

Do We Need Islamic Banking? (Ghulam Mohiyuddin) 31

True colours of Amitabh Bachchan (Mohd. Azam) 31

Double standard on M F Hussain and Taslima Nasreen (K. Malikul Azeez, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Postal department’s harmful haste (S.A.U. Patel) 31

Iraqi elections (G.H. Kaif) 31

Motive behind Telangana movement (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Let's celebrate republic day more meaningfully (Khan Yasir) 31

Displaced Tamils (Abdul Raoof KK) 31

The boundary of cricket (Nehal Qasmi) 31

Reminding BJP of its election manifesto (S.A.U. Patel) 31



Pharmaceutical Vacancy 3

Idafa Insvestments Pvt. Ltd. 3


Kaleem Kawaja 6


Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20


A Practical Approach to the Arabic Language 21


Voice of Kashmir 24


Idarah-e-Al Hasanaat Rampur 25


Free Online Health Consultation 29

India’s first and only Science 29

Urdu Book Review 29


NCRLM, RSS, Islam & Ahamadism, Karkare Ka Quatil Kaon?, Who Killed Karkare? 32

Amroon Foods Private Limited 32