16-31 March 2011

Table of Contents


Congress and BJP jostle for political upmanship Peace Party - RLD alliance rattles Bengal: CPM plays the minority card (AG Khan) 1


Issue / Opinion

Where there is a will there is a way (Translated from Divya Bhaskar, Gujarati daily (Surat) by Y.R. Pathan (Kathor)) 2

AMU can be another Georgetown Uni (Kaleem Kawaja) 2



Taqiuddin Nadwi awarded with Shah Walliullah Award (Ghitreef Shahbaz) 3

Maulana Ajmal challenges Arshad Madni to prove the charge of accepting Rs 55 crore from BJP or face defamation case (NA Ansari) 3

“Vishwa Hindu Prishad was paid a huge amount by America to demolish Babri Masjid”: Yugal Kishore Shastri (Sayed Manzar Mehdi) 3

Saudi Cultural Attaché in Madrasatul Islah 3

“Quote, Unquote” (Robert Gates) 3



States mislead apex court on custodial deaths (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

When Hindus and Muslims constructed mosques and temples for each other (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 4

Krishna Temple overhauled by a Muslim opened for worship (NA Ansari) 4

Hindu businessman builds a mosque (AG Khan) 4

Excerpts from the ATS chargesheet in Malegaon case 4

Ajit Singh to launch new political front 4

Justice has not been done in ‘06 Malegoan blast probe 4

Dalits bid to enter temple, 700 arrested 4



Arab World is changing fast (Ghitreef Shahbaz) 5

Dispute on old Mosque in Varanasi (MG News Desk) 5

Kerala worried over turmoil in W. Asia (MG News Desk) 5

Innocent Muslims should be released (MG News Desk) 5

Divided BJP fails to count on error made by Congress (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 5



Remembering Arjun Singh (Navaid Hamid) 6

Suggestions on intelligence reforms (Firdaus Ahmed) 6



Welfare Party to emerge next month 7



Two lakh forty thousand child labourers in J&K (Ghatreef Shahbaz) 8

Karnataka Govt abetted church attacks (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 8

Shia politics in Lucknow (Haider Abbas) 8



Whither Muslims of Jharkhand? (Mahtab Alam) 9



Modi sold Gujarat to save his skin (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Gujarat govt. officers took part in RSS shibir (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Godhra verdict: many questions remain (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Trial of six major cases to conclude (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

Christians want NIA to probe Malegaon links in church attacks (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 11

Ishrat’s mother asks SIT to book 22 cops for kidnap and murder (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 11

Govt wants SC to review verdict on mere membership of outfit (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 11

Chargesheet filed against Pragya in Joshi murder case (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 11

What caused Malegaon 2006 bomb attacks? (Mustafa Khan) 11

ATS issues notice to 7 in Malegaon blast case (MG News Desk) 11

Jamal fake encounter haunts Gujarat (MG News Desk) 11

Chargesheet filed for terror recruiting (MG News Desk) 11

CBI to probe common links in Malegoan, Mecca and Ajmer blasts (MG News Desk) 11

NIA to grill Pragya in Samjhauta case (MG News Desk) 11



Foreigner Issue in Assam (Muhammad Abdus Samad) 12

Sunil Joshi and the dragon that killed him (Mustafa Khan) 12



Godhra Verdict: whither Justice? (Ram Puniyani) 13



Kashmir problem: PM’s stand (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Reservation for Dalit Muslims (M Naushad Ansari) 14

Accounts from “The ‘Anti-Nationals’” 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Interlocutors fail to take a holistic view 15

Rangarajan Committee report 15

PDF demands CBMs 15

Victims have no faith in the army 15

Developments in the Valley 15


Newsmakers 16

Prof. Mansoor Hasan (Haider Abbas) 16


Special Reports

First Karkare Award presented 17

Azamgarh hosts Muslim Educational Conference (Salman Sultan) 17


Community News

Release of Zubair Farooq’s anthology 18

Release of book on Faiz 18

Court rejects murder charge on Suhaib Ilyasi 18

No other book except the Qur’an is a complete guide 18

Non-recognition of Moallim degree by Raj. 18

Kerala to rely on Shariah-based funds to develop roads 18

Chandupura Dalits attacked by Meo Muslims after Husaipur 18

Muslims disappointed over inadequate funds for education 18

Khawab Samundar released 18


Community News

Kerala to have India’s biggest mosque 19

Demonstration of teachers’ art and skill 19

Hike in minority welfare funds under 12th plan demanded 19

Honour killing in Mughal court 19

Greedy groom sent back empty-handed 19

Azamgarh seminar on dangers facing the country 19

Farooq Abdullah to raise the Urdu issue in Parliament 19

New anti-riot force for J&K 19


Community News

Communal Violence Bill mired in controversy (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 20

Jamia Hamdard to start vaccines course 20

Kerala police files chargesheet in Joseph case 20

SOG picked up Muslim student from Azamgarh 20

Ishrat case: SIT raid on FSL 20

Jamaat’s welfare programmes impress Saudi delegation 20


Community News

5 IUML workers killed in bomb blast in Kerala 21

States on a lookout for 80 SIMI men after MHA alert 21

Falsely implicated Wasil Khan wants compensation 21

“Madarsas now at par with CBSE” 21

Give us AMU centre: Malegaon girls demand 21

SFI attacks SIO in Kolkata 21

Indian scholars in Riyadh International Book Fair 21

Foreign military intervention in Libya unacceptable 21

Anti-Christian violence in Malkangiri, Orissa 21

Honour for Aziz Burney 21

All India Sir Syed Memorial Debate 21

Muslims do not need Haj subsidy: JUH 21


Community News

IB sees big shake-up at senior level 22

Togadia Wants Voting Rights Only For Hindus 22

Soon, a school to teach Islamic investments 22

Malegaon blast: Purohit indicts Indresh, Sadhvi Pragya 22

Acquitted in Godhra case, he died before meeting family 22

Protest in Mumbai to seek justice for blast accused 22

Budget: Trickle For Minorities 22

To defend innocents, nephew of blast accused wants to become lawyer 22

Panel hears arguments in Vizag Waqf land case 22



Erbakan: who changed the face of Turkey (alsiyada.net) 23

42.6% of Turks see US and Israel as top threats: poll (alarabiya.net) 23

Diplomat: I can no longer represent Israel (ynetnews.com) 23



An open letter to America’s neo-McCarthy (Enver Masud) 24

Stoking irrational fears about Islam (Eugene Robinson) 24

UK marriage trends show Muslims more committed to marriage 24



U.S., Europe salivate over Libyan oil (Pepe Escobar) 25

Bush to face torture case whenever abroad: activists 25



In Qaddafi the Worst of Arab Tyrants is Epitomized (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26



Wages of terrorism as state policy, Book: Coming Blowback: how Pakistan is endangering the World, Author: Wilson John, Publisher: Rupa and Co in collaboration with Observer Research Foundation, Year of Publication: 2009

Pages: 296, Price: 595 (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 27


Islamic Perspectives

Islamic identity in secular India - i (Asghar Ali Engineer) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Dr Rehana Tariq, Sukanta Mondal) 30

Sykes-Picot is falling down (Reader in London, Reader in Ottowa) 30

Is Saudi Arabia ripe for a change? (Kodimirpal) 30

Are US and UK “International Community”? (Ghulam Muhammed) 30

The Middle East/Arab World (Moin Ahsan) 30

Soul of the Desert (Afthab Ahmed) 30

Godhra verdict (Subhashini Ali, G. Hasnain Kaif, S. Haque, Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 30

Why we have two measurements (Shafaque Alam) 30

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (Nasir Hussain Peerzadah) 30

Welcome Gujarat order on transfer of judges (Subhash Chandra Agarwal) 30

Gold Medal to Adeeba Queyam (S. Haque) 30

Maulana Vastanvi (Khurshid Anwar) 30

Why Advani did not reform under his regime? (Madhu Agarwal) 30

Issues and the context (Faisal Khan) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Women should be givers (Dr AH Maqdoomi) 30

Rs 7500 per every single Indian (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 30

Richard Stagg on India (Hem Raj Jain) 30

Relativism (Arturo Ramo) 31

Crimes against women and minor girls (G. Hasnain Kaif) 31

Guilty until proven innocent (Xavier William) 31

Baba Ram Dev in politics (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Error of judgment? (Dr Mookhi Amir Ali) 31

Assassination of Christian Minister in Pakistan (Hem Raj Jain) 31

Census survey (Ghulam Muhammed) 31

Medical care (Dr. Javed Akhtar) 31

Environmental double standards? (Karim) 31

Supreme Court on corruption (Subhash Chandra Agarwal) 31



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


Essay Writing Competition (2011) 29

Health Consultation 29

Urdu Book Review 29

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


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Enlightens Allah’s Message – www.mostmerciful.com 32

Junior journalists, Copywriters & Editors 32

Charity Alliance: “Invest” in hereafter & save taxes as well! 32

M.A.F. Academy, Affilliated to C.B.S.E., A-43, Sector-62, NOIDA-201307 (U.P.) 32