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30 October 2016

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30 Oct. 2016: 28 Muharram 1438: Vol: 8, No:23
Banning Zakir Naik’s India maligning IRF correct: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi: Dr. Zakir Naik’s IRF is maligning India and, therefore, it is correct to ban it, said Minister of State for Parliamentary Affair Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.“If any person tries to malign society, tries to divide it, create tension between the people and hamper peace in the country then the government and people always will take strict and sever action against them,” Naqvi told ANI.Naqvi said it has become important to restrict such kind of organisations or people and not provide them much freedom.ANI
Zakir Naik’s father Dr Abdul Karim Naik passes away
Mumbai: Zakir Naik’s father Abdul Karim Naik, a physician and an educationist, passed away at his home here early this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 87. “He suffered a cardiac arrest at 3.30am at his home in Mazgaon and could not recover from that. Abdul had been keeping unwell from sometime. He was laid to rest at a graveyard in the same area,” an associate of Dr. Zakir Naik said.Born in Ratnagiri in coastal Maharashtra, Abdul Naik, a doctor, served as the president of the Bombay Psychiatric Society, a private organisation of mental health professionals, in 1994-95. He had also been active in the field of education.Dr. Naik, who extended his stay abroad, is likely to visit the city soon to pay respects to his father, the associate has said.Asked about Dr. Naik skipping the funeral, his aide said, “He wasn’t able to attend. It was too short a time. He will soon be here to pay respects to his father.” PTI
All major Kerala Muslim outfits announce to boycott Law Commission's survey on Uniform Civil Code
Kozhikode: Major Muslim organizations in the state have decided to boycott the questionnaire prepared by the National Law Commission on the proposed Uniform Civil Code. The decision in this regard was taken at a joint meeting of representatives of these organizations here on Saturday. The meeting felt that there was no need to bring any changes in the Sharia as the law was comprehensive.It also opined that the issue of triple talaq was only a bait prepared by the Centre.It was convened to discuss issues related to BJP-led Central government's move to implement the Uniform Civil Code and to take a decision on how to respond to the questionnaire issued by the Law Commission.The meeting chaired by Panakkad Syed Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal decided to join hands with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which is spreading the campaign against the uniform civil code. Muslim organizations also resolved to hold discussions with like-minded secular outfits, legal experts and intellectuals.Sunni group led by Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar, however, stayed away from the meeting. IUML national president E Ahamed, national secretary MP Abdusamad Samadani, state general secretary KPA Majeed, secretary PV Abdul Wahab, K Alikutty Musaliyar, Kottumala TM Bappu Musaliyar (Samastha Kerala Jam-Iyyathul Ulema), TP Abdulla Koya Madani (KNM), Hussein Madavoor (KNM-Madavor), Sheikh Muhammad Karakunnu (Jamaat-e-Islami Hind), CP Salim (Wisdom Global Islamic Mission), Fazal Gafoor (MES) and P Mammad Koya (MSS) attended the meeting.TOI
Don't touch Sharia, warn Kerala Muslim outfits
IUML to spearhead campaign against Uniform Civil Code
Milli Council slams Govt move on triple Talaq, endorses Muslim Personal Law Board stand
Bhopal: 2-day annual general meeting (AGM) of the All India Milli Council (AIMC) has decided that it would appeal to the community to ensure that the communal forces do not come to power in forthcoming Assembly polls in 5 States.AIMC came to this decision in its 2-day meeting that concluded here on Saturday. Addressing the media persons after the meet AIMC president Maulana Hakim Mohammed Abdulla Mughesi said, “We have decided to step up campaign against ‘infringement’ on the religious rights and practices of Muslims. We also oppose the move of Union government on the triple Talaq issue and common civil code and we endorse the stand of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) over these issues.” Milli Council's meet unanimously passed other resolutions including that it would support AIMPLB’s stand over the issue of uniform civil code and would oppose tooth and nail any bid to construct temple at the place of Babri Masjid especially when the issue is sub judice. Daily Pioneer
Milli Council against changes in Muslim personal law


Muslim outfits ignore Moulavi's plight:TOI
Kozhikode: Even while the cases against the Salafi preacher Shamsudeen Fareed and Peace International School have become a hot topic of discussion within the community, a Muslim preacher is cooling his heels in a Mumbai jail for the last 3 months. And worse, none of the mainstream Muslim organizations have shown any interest in the case against the preacher who, many believe, is falsely implicated.Muhammad Haneef alias Haneef Moulavi was picked by the Kerala police from Peringathoor in Kannur district where he was working as a khatib in a Salafi mosque. The moulavi was later handed over to the Mumbai police as there was case against him."We have no information about his case. I once visited him in jail but after that there is no way to communicate with him," said P Shahul, younger brother of the moulavi. "He worked with the mosques of the official faction of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) but none of the leaders of the KNM had inquired abo ut him after his arrest," Shahul said.IUML leadership, which came out in the open against slapping of UAPA on Shamsudeen Fareed and registering of cases against the Peace International School, seem to be oblivious of the plight of the Salafi preacher. "No one from the IUML contacted us, but some SDPI leaders inquired about the case," Shahul said.Moulavi's wife is pregnant and she has no means to contact him in the jail. "It was his brother-in-law who engaged a lawyer in Mumbai. Only he knows the present status of the case. We want to help him out legally but we don't know how to do it and whom to approach," said the worried brother.TOI
Delhi police plan to track phones, emails, social media of suspected terrorists, radicalised youth
New Delhi: The anti-terror unit of the Delhi police(special cell) is in the process of procuring high-end software and hardware to keep track on mails and phones of terror groups operating in the national capital. The department has procured a high-end equipment through which it can also hack any encrypted communications. To fight out the terror outfits, the unit will now effectively monitor the virtual world of the suspected terrorists and radicalised youth. At a recent law and order meeting chaired by police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma, special commissioner of police Arvind Deep, who heads special cell,stated:“Ministry of communication and IT, department of telecommunications, has granted permission to the special cell for the procurement of hardware of multi-user Internet Monitoring System (IMS) connectivity.” Now, special cell has initiated the process for the procurement of the equipment. Entire proposal of procuring IMS and software worth Rs 6 crore will be set up at the Lodhi Colony office of the unit. Through this system, the police can now crack into sites like twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr and even chat applications like telegram, Wickr, Gliph and WhatsApp. Asian age
Imam crisis hits mosques; some in jail, some on run
Srinagar: After police arrested many Imams for “inciting people to violence” through their sermons, it has led to a new crisis within valley where many mosques are without prayer heads.Soon after the killing of Burhan Wani, mass pro-freedom sloganeering and playing of taranas (eulogies) on public address system was witnessed in mosques across Kashmir.Sensing trouble, the police arrested many Imams within city and other districts of Kashmir on the pretext of ‘inciting violence’. Presently scores of the mosques in Kashmir are without Imams who are either in detention or on the run fearing action from the authorities. Kashmir monitor
Savarkar is new father of the emerging india; Gandhi is now stepfather: Ashis Nandy
In 2016, India marches towards what is recognised as the new dawn of economic prosperity and political power. In this interview with Ajaz Ashraf, renowned political psychologist Ashis Nandy speaks on the future of India, based on his reading of its past and present. Nandy said, "Hinduism that we see around us today is not 2,000 or 4,000 years old. It is just 150 years old. It was born in urban India, under the new political economy that the British Raj introduced. The reference point was Protestant Christianity, not Catholicism, which is relatively more open. I come from a Protestant family. I know today’s Hinduism is that.The first generation of RSS pracharaks—men like (Hindu Mahasabha leader) BS Munje and(RSS founder K.B.) Hedgewar—took their inspiration from the Ramakrishna Mission (which was influenced by Christianity). Swami Vivekananda (Ramakrishna Mission’s founder) was himself a very different person. He did not speak of Islam and Muslims as villains." He added, “Once you endorse nationalism (typically, one country, one religion, one language), you don’t even have to discuss it (religion). I think it was (Ernest) Gellner who said you don’t have to read the texts of nationalism because all nationalisms are the same. Savarkar recognised it. He did not believe in anything (religious). He refused to give a Hindu funeral to his own wife and said that there was nothing sacred about the cow. He also made fun of (RSS’s 2nd  sarsanghchalak) Golwalkar’s fondness for rituals.  Savarkar is the real father of the emerging India. Gandhi is now the stepfather." out look
Vibrant Gujarat summit: UAE to be partner country, first from the Muslim world
Ahmedabad: UAE has become the first Muslim nation to become a “partner country” for Gujarat government’s biennial investors’ summit, the eight edition of which will be held from Jan.10-13 in 2017. “We have received a confirmation from UAE for being a partner country for Vibrant summit,” said PK Taneja,Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Mines Department that is overlooking the preparation for the summit that was first started in 2003 by the then chief minister Narendra Modi to rekindle the pace of investments in Gujarat.
Odisha encounter biggest loss in 40 years of revolutionary struggle: Maoists
Raipur: The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has accepted that the encounter with security forces in Malkangiri district of Odisha on Oct.24, which resulted in the killing of 28 Maoists, was “biggest loss” suffered by the party in 40 years of revolutionary struggle.Calling for Bandh in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Nov.3 in protest of its cadre’s killing, a press note issued in the name of “Pratap” , who claimed to be the official spokesperson of the CPI (M) central regional, accused the police of “capturing its 11 comrades in injured condition and killing them after torture”.“Our 27 cadres were killing on the morning of Oct.24 in Odisha. This was the first time that the party has suffered such a big loss in its 40 years of revolutionary struggle. Many senior leaders and cadres belonging to AP,Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana achieved martyrdom. It was a conspiracy and the security forces resorted to their old tactic of using surrendered Maoists to target party leaders,” said Pratap.However, he claimed that “such conspiracies” cannot weaken his party.“Our revolutionary struggle has come a long way despite many such attacks and even after losing thousands of comrades to the attacks by the state. Exploitation increases resentment among the revolutionary masses and the rulers, who forget this truth, will have to pay a heavy price for it,” the Maoist spokesperson threatened. the hindu
Defending Asian champ Heena Sidhu refuses to wear hijab in Iran, withdraws from event:DNA
Reigning champion Heena Sidhu has bowed out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship to be held in Tehran, Iran, in December on account of Iran's strict dress code for women.The official website of the event clearly specifies that women participants will have to abide by the rules and laws specified by the Republic of Iran when on the shooting range or in public places.
Hindutva Terror in JNU: Student Najeeb Still Missing: By Abhay Kumar,  researcher, JNU
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Aleppo: Putin rejects army request to resume air raids
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected a request by his military to resume air raids over Syria's rebel-held eastern Aleppo. Russian army said on Friday that it had asked the president for authorisation to resume its bombing campaign,but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin "considers it inappropriate at the current moment", adding the president thought it necessary to "continue the humanitarian pause" in the war-battered city.The request was made after Syrian opposition fighters launched an assault against the government-held western part of city, firing rockets and detonating car bombs in a counter assault.Separately, the Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers were meeting in Moscow with their Russian counterpart to discuss the war. aljazeera
Shia militias open new front in battle for Mosul
Shia militias say they have launched an assault to the west of Mosul, opening up a new front in the battle to drive ISIL from the country's second city and the group's last major bastion in the country.The coalition of militias, know as the Popular Mobilisation Units, had not played a heavy part in the fighting, but the offensive on Saturday indicates a bigger role than many observers had anticipated.A spokesman for the coalition, Ahmed al-Asadi, told a news conference that seven hours into the operation 10 villages had been "liberated" from ISIL.  "This corridor is considered the main artery of ISIL between Mosul on one end and Raqqa in Syria on the other," said Asadi. Aljazeera


Erdogan warns of Shia militia entering Iraq's Tal Afar
Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday raised concerns about the advance of a Shia militia towards the Tal Afar district of Iraq’s Mosul province.During a Turkish Republic Day reception, the president warned all parties involved of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia entering Tal Afar, saying, “Tal Afar is a very sensitive issue for us. We definitely do not regard it [the militia’s involvement] positively in Tal Afar and Sinjar. I already told this to officials clearly.”He added, “Tal Afar is a totally Turkmen city, with half Shia and half Sunni Muslims. We do not judge people by their religious affiliation, we regard them all as Muslims.” “But if Hashd al-Shaabi terrorizes the region, our response would be different.”Ankara has repeatedly warned about the risk of sectarian conflict if Shia militias are allowed to enter Sunni-majority Mosul. In other parts of Iraq liberated from Daesh, such as Fallujah and Ramadi, there have been allegations of Shia fighters mistreating Sunni civilians. Anadolu Agency
Iraqi forces may enter Syria to fight Daesh: Adviser
Baghdad: An Iraqi adviser hinted Saturday that Iraqi forces might enter Syrian territories to fight the Daesh militant group. Speaking at a forum in Najaf in central Iraq, Faleh al-Fayyad, a national security adviser to the Iraqi government, said Iraqi forces were making progress in the ongoing operation to retake Daesh-held Mosul city. “…we might be forced to enter Syrian territories to fight Daesh after liberating Mosul,” he added. Anadolu Agency
Mosul Op: US-led coalition announces pause, Iraq disagrees
US-led coalition against Daesh, dubbed “Operation Inherent Resolve”, has confirmed that the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have temporarily halted their advance on Mosul, a claim Baghdad denies.According to Al Jazeera, the coalition stated today that the ISF would be halting combat operations for two days in order to regroup.Speaking from Baghdad, coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorian said: “We believe that [regrouping] will take two days before continuing the advance towards Mosul.”“We continue to support [Iraqi forces] with airstrikes that target tunnels and [Daesh’s] command network,” Dorian said, adding that the coalition had dropped more than 2,500 bombs on Daesh targets since the operation to recapture Mosul began almost two weeks ago.The coalition’s strike report for today confirmed that Western air power had conducted four airstrikes in Iraq, most of them targeting tunnels and command and control targets.Meanwhile, the ISF’s media wing claimed that they were not halting any combat operations, but were instead continuing them and “will not stop until Ninawa is completely liberated…the axes are advancing according to plan and to the assigned schedule.” middleeastmonitor
Life under IS was strict,brutal, but some moments didn't seem so bad, say Sunni Iraqis: LA Times
When Islamic State swept into Iraq’s Tob Zawa village near Mosul 2 years ago, Shiite residents, knowing the extremists considered them apostates who should die, quickly fled.Many Sunni residents, however, stayed and took their chances with the militant group members, also Sunni. “In the beginning, Daesh fighters would come to us and say ‘We’re here to support the Muslims, and you’re our brothers,’” said village resident Ahmad Iqaab. The militants, though known for enforcing strict living conditions and conducting extreme acts of violence, at times could be more respectful than government officials, he said. But danger was always present. Nevertheless, some residents have described a life under Islamic State, at least for Sunni communities, that at times seemed preferable to what the government had offered.Iqaab said that in the first 9 months of controlling Tob Zawa, the militants disbursed a monthly allowance of 100,000 Iraqi dinars, or roughly $85, to those who couldn’t work, though it was later halved and halved again. Families would receive a sack of flour.The militants were also respectful, especially compared with the Iraqi army under former PM Nouri Maliki, an authoritarian accused by some critics of turning government troops into sectarian death squads. “If a Daesh guy came to buy a sheep from me and I didn’t accept the price, he would apologize and say ‘forgive me,’” said Iyad, an 18-year old shepherd who gave only his first name. He contrasted the jihadists’ behavior with the actions of the government troops who reclaimed Tob Zawa this week from the group.“I was on the road when army soldiers saw me and offered me 25,000 Iraqi dinars for a sheep I had. I said it cost 100,000,” he said. “But they threatened me with their guns, took the sheep, paid the 25,000 and left.”A friend, Abdul Karim Taqi Din, 17, squatted beside Iyad near a water point in the new refugee camp set up near Khazir, 12 miles from Mosul. The camp had about 1,000 people who were evacuated from Tob Zawa because of military operations.“It wasn’t a bad life,” Din said. “If you didn’t do anything against them [IS], if you didn’t violate their rules, they were very respectful.”Some of those rules, the refugees said, included being forbidden from wearing jeans and cutting short the traditional Arab dishdash robe to match the garb worn by jihadi fighters in Afghanistan. Women were forced to wear a full face covering.Men were forced to attend 5 daily prayers, checking their names off a list posted on the door of the village mosque.The group forbade TV and satellite receivers, said Aqeelah, Din’s mother. SIM cards and mobile phones were also not allowed.But there was a semblance of justice.Iyad spoke with admiration about the time a militant had killed one of his guard dogs. When he had complained, the fighter was lashed 50 times and made to pay a fine.“Their commander, they call him an emir [prince], if he hit you, you could go to complain and if it had been done without reason and you could hit him back in court,” he said.“If it was proven that their emir had stolen money, they would cut his hand. Even [IS leader Abu Bakr] Baghdadi, if they had proof he had stolen something, they would punish him as well.” Los Angeles Times
Turkey sacks over 10,000 civil servants for links with coup attempt
Istanbul: Turkish authorities have dismissed more than 10,000 civil servants over their suspected links with US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July.Thousands of academics, teachers and health workers were among those removed through a new emergency rule decree published on the Official Gazette late on Saturday.Turkey has formally arrested more than 37,000 people and has already sacked or suspended 100,000 civil servants, judges, prosecutors, police and others in an unprecedented crackdown the government says is necessary to root out all supporters of Gulen from the state apparatus and key positions.REUTERS



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