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Muslim World League to conduct an interfaith conference in Kerala

Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 07 June 2011 | Posted in ,

Calicut: Muslim World League (MWL) is looking forward to conduct a massive interfaith dialogue conference in Kerala in association with Al Jamia Al Islamia, Shanthapuram and the International Interfaith Dialogue India (IIDI) of Kochi.

Abdullah Al-Turki, Secretary-General of MWL in a discussion with the vice chancellor of Al Jamia, Abdusalam Vaniyambalam and V.K. Abdul Aziz, director of Al-Hayat International School in Jeddah and also the executive member of IIDI, announced the organization’s decision.

MWL recently conducted large interfaith dialogue conferences in Makah, Madrid and Geneva in last three years. MWL will be conducting its next interfaith conference in Kerala. Leaders of the league have already delivered a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh seeking his consent for organizing the program in the South Indian state, Mr. Al-Turki said in Jeddah.

Al-Turki added that interfaith dialogue conferences are meant to improve the relations and harmony between the supporters of various faiths and religions. “We want to strengthen our relations with India,” he said.

Salam Vaniyambalam stated that MWL offered support for Al-Jamia Al Islamia’s project to build a science and technology institute in Malappuram, the Muslim populated district in Kerala.

“The institute will be established in a new educational city covering an area of 100 acres. It will have modern educational facilities and hostels for both boys and girls,” Abdusalam was quoted as saying by the Arab News.

(Courtesy: TWS)

Indian Muslims: A Tale of Wows and Woes

Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 06 June 2011 | Posted in , , , ,

By Shahidur Rashid Talukdar

According to the 2001 Census, India’s Muslim population was over 138 million, next only to that of Pakistan and Indonesia. As the final figures from the Census 2011 haven’t been disclosed yet, the current Muslim population is estimated at 180 million, which is roughly 15% of India’s population of 1.2 billion.

On a positive light, the Indian Muslims can boast of three of the Nation’s former Presidents and three Vice Presidents, including the incumbent, from the community. The list of Muslim high achievers in the field of Music, Literature and Art – including the cinema is not unimpressive either. Another field of considerable Muslim prominence is sports. Some of the nation’s best players have been engendered from the religious minority community. Looking at these “stars”, one would bubble “WOW”! How prominent Muslims in India are!

Besides the ceremonial or celebrity status, Muslims occupy a prominent space in the electoral landscape, not as influential leaders, but as a vote bank, in reserve, for the secularist political parties. However, the “feel good” situation from these occasional prominences does not last long. Because, majority of India’s Muslims have long been suffering – quite severely so - economically, politically as well as socially.

Since India’s independence in 1947, the community has been under-represented in politics and government jobs. The situation, far from improving, is deteriorating further with each passing decade. More recently, the Sachar Committee Report finds that, as of 2001, Muslims were lagging behind not only the Indian mainstream in nearly all spheres of progress but also the Scheduled Castes/Tribes (SC/STs), considered the most backward sections, in many aspects.

The Committee found that the literacy rate among Muslims (59%) was well below the national average (65%), owing mainly to the limited access to government schools. An inverse association between the proportion of the Muslim population and the availability of educational and other physical infrastructure in small villages supports this view.

In public employment, the picture seems even bleaker. Only 5% of the central government employees were Muslims. In the Police Services, their share was 3.3%. In Administrative services, it was 2.2%. Muslims made up only 4.5% in Indian Railways and even then 98.7% were placed at lower levels. Although their share in the Judiciary was 8% but Muslim Judges comprised only 2.7% of the total.

This indicates that in the administrative and decision making positions, Muslims have an abysmal representation which further marginalizes them. In the private sector, the situation is even worse.

In terms of income and expenditure, Muslims shared the lowest strata. The Indian average Per-Capita-Expenditure (MPCE) for the year 2004-05 was roughly $16 with a high of $23 for General category followed by $14 for Muslims, which was slightly above the MPCE for the SCs/STs – roughly $11.50. The land-ownership among the Muslims was the lowest of all population categories.

Incidence of poverty among Muslims in urban areas was the highest with 38.4 % living below the national poverty line, while their rural counterparts fared better with just 28% below the line. Overall, Muslims recorded the second highest deprivation with 31 % people living below the poverty line of $1 a day.

Representation of Muslims in Indian politics, also, is disproportionally low. Abject poverty, low representation in politics, coupled with abysmal representation in the administrative, police, and legal system, as aforesaid, has rendered the Muslim community extremely vulnerable.

The rise of anti-Muslim communalism in India adds another woe to the increased Muslims vulnerability. The height of communalism is marked by the demolition of Babri-Masjid in 1992 and its aftermath in which over 2000 Muslims were killed in communal clashes. A decade later, the Gujarat massacre in 2002 - costing over a thousand Muslim lives and rendering tens of thousands houseless – remains one of the worst communal incidences in the country.

These apart, there have been numerous incidences of communal violence in which the Muslim community has suffered. However, this does not end here. The glaring face of bigotry is that in many cases of communal violence, the Muslims have been targeted as perpetrators without any evidence. Consequently, there has been widespread communal profiling of Muslim youths by the police.

A recent report “What it means to be a Muslim in India Today” finds that there is an intense sense of fear, growing insecurity, and universal feeling of helplessness amongst Muslims due to baseless allegation by the police - propagated by the media, and perpetuated by the inability of the legal system to provide a timely justice and inadequacy of the government measures to safeguard the interests of the Muslims.

Several Testimonies from victims of the communal profiling reveal that after any incidence of terror in the country, Muslim youths have been baselessly targeted to be involved with the act. Many of them today live under the constant dread of being profiled as a terrorist, with the attendant fears of illegal and prolonged detention, denial of bail, torture, unfair and biased investigation and trial, and extra-judicial killings.

Recently, a WikiLeaks cable has revealed that Indian Muslims are largely unattracted to extremism. Despite strongest denunciations of Terrorism, Muslims have been repeatedly blamed for terrorist activities, which have later been proved as works of Hindu-extremists.

Such a degenerate trend of profiling without substantial evidence is not just detrimental to one community; rather it poses a threat to the communal harmony of the whole country. Marginalization of Muslims is a grave challenge to the basic values of the Indian Constitution, including democracy, secularism, and the rule of law.
If this trend is not effectively checked, many apprehend, Muslims – the largest religious minority in India, will descend to a second class citizenship in a democratic, secular, and pluralistic India which seemingly envisions equality for all. As tales of woes of Muslims surpass those of their wows, Indians must introspect as to whether India is moving in the right direction.

[Shahidur Rashid Talukdar is a PhD student at Texas Tech University, USA. He can be contacted at contact@srtalukdar.com]

AIMF terms crackdown on Baba Ramdev’s protest as 'Resounding victory of corruption'

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By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: All India Muslim Forum (AIMF) has strongly condemned the brutal crackdown on the peaceful protest of Baba Ramdev, and has termed it as the "Resounding victory of corruption in the country".

In a statement issued from Lucknow, the chairman of the AIMF, Dr. M. K. Sherwani stressed that whatever might have been the personal credentials of Baba Ramdev, and by whomsoever he might have been inspired, as alleged by the Central government, but his campaign was for a noble cause which cannot be discarded on hypothetical grounds. If the allegations of wrong practices against him have any substance, they may be the subject of a separate probe.

Dr. Sherwani emphasized that the repeated assertions of All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh, projecting Baba Ramdev as another face of RSS, is the most mischievous gameplan of the Congress Party to invoke Muslim sympathy for the upcoming U.P. Assembly elections.

Even if the campaign of Baba Ramdev was sponsored by Hindutva forces, and was with ulterior motives, it does not exonerate the most corrupt Congress government of its heinous crimes, he added.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

OPINION: “It Depends”

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By Wasim Ahmad

Today in the morning I asked some of my colleagues whether the thirst for knowledge increases with the increase in knowledge or it actually decreases and pat came the reply, “It depends”. This is a sentence that we encounter on a daily basis – many times. Normally, as soon as someone utters this sentence we immediately fall flat. And we give in. Why shouldn’t we? We ourselves do that and make others collapse in seconds.

It is, however, worthwhile to stop at this repeatedly used sentence for a while and contrast the occasions when we say “It depends” with the occasions when we don’t. For instance, did we ever say “It depends” when someone asked us our name and the name of our father and mother? Will we ever say “It depends” if someone asks us what is the day today? Do we ever write “It depends” against Gender in our CVs?

After recalling the occasions, let us recall the kind of people from whom we have(n’t) heard this sentence the most. Let us start from the earlier luminaries to our teachers and peers. How (in)frequently have they uttered “It depends” and why or why not? We may try to find out more about the vagueness or clarity of their ideas. It might also help us in understanding whether they had stayed with the problems longer or they had arrived at conclusions in a speedy manner.

Do we ever say, “It depends” when inquired about the number of days in a week and the months in a year? Do we every say, “It depends” when asked when we got married? When asked about the date and place of birth of our sons and daughters do we ever say, “It depends”? But, then, why do we say “It depends” when asked about the thirst for knowledge? Because it is not that obvious? Why isn’t it that obvious? Why it depends? How much does the TRUTH depend on circumstances and on how we look at it?

“It depends” serves as a beautiful escape route many a times. But it does so in a very ‘scholarly’ or ‘philosophical’ manner. It gives an unmistakable impression that we have researched on this very subject for years together and have finally arrived at the conclusion that “It actually depends”. “It depends” sounds “I am afraid, I haven’t thought about it at all and I do not want to admit it, you know”. “It depends” means “You have caught me unawares and I need some more time, which I am not ready to take”.

Every time we hear “It depends” we should ask ourselves “Does it actually depend?” And if we discover that it is inevitable to use this sentence then is it possible to minimize its use? A cautious use of “It depends” can take us to the second stage – to the second phase of the Aligarh Movement i.e. critical and scientific thinking. If we aren’t cautious, it will keep draining our energies and resources.

[Wasim Ahmad is Department Head of Islamic Studies, Preston University, Ajman, UAE. He can be contacted at malikwasimahmad@gmail.com or +971505363235]

Arab League for Palestine State through UN

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By Dr. Abdul Ruff

Historic decision of highly terrorized Palestinians to seek statehood, after wasting years in Israel’s bogus “peace talks”, directly through the UN approval in the face of  Zionist crimes and its deadly reluctance to surrender sovereignty has been endorsed also by the Arab League at its meeting held in Doha recently for the Palestinian move. These developments acquire great significance in the context of Obama’s double game as global dictator and proxy mediator  in Mideast peace. Obama’s u-turn on freeze of illegal colonies inside Palestine has exposed not just Obama weakness but also hypocrisy of American diplomacy.

Israel has proliferated the Palestinian territories with illegal colonies and as a result the number of illegal Jewish settlers has been on the rise. The Doha meeting had been convened in the wake of major Middle East policy speeches in Washington by Obama and Israeli fascist leader Netanyahu. Abbas has reiterated his determination to seek UN recognition in September unless Israel began negotiations on a substantial basis. Abbas had told the meeting that PLO option is still negotiation, but it seems that because of conditions imposed by Israeli Netanyahu, they have no choice but to use the UN to get recognition of our state. "We are serious in our decision to use the UN, it is not manoeuvring”. Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said that Israel will not gain security by clinging to territory beyond the 1967 West Bank frontier. "It is peace that will bring Israel security, not increasing the width of Israel or finding a military solution to defending its illusionary borders."

In view of the fanatic attitude mixed with fascist attacks by the Zionist leadership, Palestinian leaders have decided to obtain the UN approval for the establishment of Palestine in September. The Arab League at a meeting on 28th May in Doha attended by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has decided to seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Arabs support the PLO appeal to the UN asking that Palestine, within the 1967 borders, becomes a full-fledged state of the international organization.

The 1967 borders refer to Israel's frontiers as they stood on the eve of the 1967 Middle East war in which, after occupying Palestine lands forcefully, it also captured the Gaza Strip from Egypt and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from Jordan. In a keynote policy speech on 19 May, US President Barack Obama issued a clear call for Israel and the Palestinians to use the borders existing before the 1967 Six Day War, with land swaps, as the basis for talks. Netanyahu rejected President Obama's proposal outright, saying the Jewish state would be "indefensible" if it returned to the 1967 borders, which would exclude dozens of Jewish settlements. Abbas described the idea as "a foundation with which we can deal positively". Though he made it clear that an appeal to the UN for full membership for Palestine would be a mistake, Obama also expressed his exclamation what would Israel do when UN grants Palestine membership and status. The veto members of the UNSC could black any resolution and USA or UK could do so on Palestine case as freely as they kill Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Libya and elsewhere.

For decades the Palestinians are under Israeli brute occupation and genocides. The notorious UNSC , promoting imperialism and shielding NATO crimes in Islamic world sports a blind eye to Israeli crimes as well. The Palestinian leadership began peace talks with Israel nearly two decades ago with the aim of founding a state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to exist alongside Israel. For want of sincere involvement by Obama regime in Mideast peace, the US-led “peace talks” between an arrogant Israel and the defenseless Palestinians have been stalled for months, broken down last September in a dispute over continued Jewish settlement building in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinians currently have the status of UN observers without voting rights. UN General Assembly president Joseph D said that a Palestinian state would need the support of all five veto-wielding members of the UNSC to be recognised. USA-UK terror twins could use  their veto to bully their ally Abbas only to promote Zionism in Mideast.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) headed by Abbas is dependent on financial support from international donors including the USA and the EU. It also relies on customs duties collected on its behalf by Israel, which triggered a financial crisis for the PA earlier this month when the Israeli government temporarily withheld the funds following a reconciliation deal between the rival Fatah and Hamas groups.

Backing of Arab League for Palestine state though the UN is a positive development in Mideast. The notorious Mossad-CIA agents trying to twist the Obama arm is attempting to get Obama vote against Palestine; Western fascist regimes that had imposed the Zionist regime in Mideast to kill Palestinians in the first place might not want make Israel look politically isolated. Abbas stressed that the Palestinians do not want to isolate Israel or to delegitimize it. On the contrary,he added that they want to co-exist with it. Constant subjugation,persecution, genocides by Zionist criminals have  forced the Hamas leaders to profess to end even Judaism on earth by removing Israel from Mideast. But the idea maybe provocative but not practical since Israel is a spoiled terror baby imposed in Mideast by USA-UK terror wins and has the backing of all western terrocracies..

If Arab nations as well as all Muslim nations unite like the western terrocracies have done under UNSC-NATO organizations, the  enemy of Islam and looters of resources of Islamic world could be dealt with firmly.  Unfortunately, as it is known, the Arab league promotes their collective business interests in the West and have conveniently sidelined the Palestinian issue, letting the Israel grow into a modern fascist regime, killing defenseless Palestinians by fanatically calling them "terrorists". Even on the notorious UNSC-NATO terror attacks on sovereign Libya in Mideast, the League has taken a pro-western stand making Libya destabilized. That is Arab monkey mentality.  Arab nations should share, along with Israelis and their western sponsors,  the responsibility for  continued sufferings of Palestinians. They should stop boot polishing western bosses.

History of American conspiracy goes much beyond the Sept-11 terror gimmicks to control global resources. Ex CIA intelligence officer turned whistleblower and activist, Michael Scheuer, has launched a blistering attack on the US parasitic political-media establishment, over its handing of the so called war on terror, asserting that the entire rationale behind it is based on outright lies and deception.  The fascist western media nuts living a parasitic life pattern promotes NATO terrorism.  Without lies and crimes colonist and imperialist powers simply cannot exist.

Of course, Palestinians are on their way to gain UN support for an independent Palestine nation, free from Zionist aggressions and genocides and promoting regional and world peace. After making all negotiations fall futile, Israel now fears the maneuvering will leave them looking vulnerable on the diplomatic front. Israel says that peace talks and an agreement are the only way for the Palestinians to achieve their goal of nationhood but it drags on the peace talks by bogus claims and intermittent aggressions in Palestine, killing innocent people. Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, a possible candidate for the Egyptian presidency said that Netanyahu had presented nothing but a series of "no's" in his speech to the US Congress.

Israeli terrorist regime survives owing to western support for its crimes. The Palestinians know that Netanyahu's vague ideas for peace had put more obstacles in the path of an already moribund peace process. Israel is deadly anti-peace but USA is also deadly imperialist, supporting Zionist suppressive  techniques and crimes against humanity.

[Dr. Abdul Ruff is Specialist on State Terrorism. He is Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA). He is former university Teacher, Analyst in International Affairs and an Expert on Middle East. He can be contacted at abdulruff@gmail.com or on his Mobile # +91-9961868309]

Baba Ramdev’s so-called crusade is RSS sponsored gimmick: SDPI

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By Pervez Bari

E. Aboobacker
Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has dubbed the so-called crusade launched by yoga guru Baba Ramdev with the start of his indefinite fast from Saturday on the issue of corruption and bringing back black money stashed abroad is a gimmick to hog limelight in a high profile manner.

SDPI National President E. Aboobacker in a statement said that Baba Ramdev is trying to implement the agenda sponsored by RSS, who wants to divert people’s attention from BJP’s internal problems. The Hindutva forces have no moral right to speak about corruption when the BJP-led Karnataka government is fully drowned in corruption. The whole show is stage managed, he alleged.

Mr. Aboobacker said that Ramdev’s antics has given blow to genuine popular struggles wherein activists have been fighting evils in high places in the corridors of power. Such fake characters affect morale of diehard activists who have dedicated their lives to uproot such evils from public life. The financial back ground of Ramdev, who owns crores of rupees is not fair or transparent.

He said that it was folly on the part of UPA Government to send the Union Ministers to engage Baba Ramdev in talks to give up the proposed fast. This has boosted the guru’s morale to blackmail the government.

Mr. Aboobacker demanded that the Union Government should expose Baba Ramdev instead of pampering him.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

Kashmir Committee meets Geelani, Mirwaiz, associates, stresses for dialogue and reconciliation

Posted by Indian Muslim Observer | 03 June 2011 | Posted in , ,

By Bashir Assad

Srinagar: Amid media glare Kashmir Committee on first day of their ongoing visit met hardline separatist leader Sayed Ali Geelani followed by a meeting with the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Soon after their arrival, the three-member Kashmir Committee straightway drove to Geelani’s Hyderpora residence where they had a two-hour long meeting with him (Geelani). Dozens of cameramen and news reporters were waiting outside Geelani’s residence to cover the event.

While briefing the media after the meeting, Geelani said, "We want permanent peace between India and Pakistan."

"We are ready to meet people from India who do not have any government affiliation. The Indian media, including the electronic media, do not inform the people of India properly about the situation in Kashmir," he said.

"We are putting forth our demands peacefully. Today, we have reiterated our demands before the KC. We are not communal, but our demand is based on the universally accepted right of self-determination."

"We demand this right not only for the Muslims here, but for all the people who are permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir state," he said.

Responding to Geelani’s statement Ram Jethmalani said that a solution to the Jammu and Kashmir problem can be achieved only through peace and dialogue between India and Pakistan.

Jethmalani said, "I have known Geelani Sahib's views since years. Today, I heard him in a very cordial atmosphere. I told him it was my duty to apprise the people and the politicians about the problems faced by the separatist leaders."

"I am happy he has asserted the need for peace. Solution will have to come through dialogue. I do not claim we have found the solution or that the solution will be found tomorrow or the day after. But, the hospitality shown by Geelani today proves it is not difficult to find a permanent solution to the problem," said Jethmalani.

Jethmalani added that in April this year, he had hosted 150 lawyers of Pakistan's Supreme Court in Jaipur.

"After four days of deliberations, a resolution was adopted at the Jaipur conference. The resolution demanded that India and Pakistan must sign a no-war pact. All terrorists are outlaws. All problems between the two countries must be resolved through dialogue, arbitration or through reference to the International Court of Justice," he said.

Later in the day KC members which include Jethmalani, Madhu Keshwar and Grover met moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq at Rajbagh Hurriyat headquarters and had an extensive meeting with the amalgam. While talking to this correspondent soon after the meeting Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that meeting lasted for one and a half hour during which the current political situation in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed at length. “ We welcome revival of Kashmir Committee and hope the Committee will deliver in at least mobilizing public opinion in India,” Mirwaiz said.

The Hurriyat chairman added that it was heartening to see members of Indian civil society taking now keen interest in knowing the ground situation. “We welcome all such gestures aimed at building public opinion in favour of resolution of Kashmir problem” he said. Mirwaiz further added that KC and Hurriyat Conference agreed to talk further in near future for exchange of concrete ideas and suggestions.

Interestingly Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), has already said he would not meet the KC members.

[Bashir Assad is a senior Journalist based in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. He is now Bureau Chief (J&K) of IndianMuslimObserver.com. He can be contacted at bashirassad@rediffmail.com]

OPINION: Women, empowerment, rights and freedoms

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By Abdul Hannan Siwani Nadvi

After so many discussions, arguments and considerations, mostly all intellectuals arrived at this conclusion that empowering women, granting them equal rights and awarding them good positions is the best way to reduce misconducts with women in the society. And, then a campaign started with full enthusiasms to achieve this goal.

Today, women are working as designers; film producers; CEOs; ambassadors and so on. Appearance of women and girls in every field establishes their eligibilities in carrying out jobs and duties in a society where they had been betrayed from the works.

Women are carrying out all works nowadays; they are executing their services at petrol pumps and shops, they are driving cars, helping their family members; taking part in politics, even they can fight with men, if it is required (as these things are being considered a symbol of women’s development). So, women are shining everywhere; from housewives up to highest post of the country. This time, no one can challenge their capabilities. They have become the strength of the society. Their work with men is boosting country's economic conditions. Besides, mushrooming legal and illegal brothels also are enhancing country's economic situation.

Even women have established themselves in politics too. “Amma” in South, “DiDi” in east, “Behanji” in north, “Aunty” in the capital, “Madam” in Center, “Tai” as president of the country.  These women got these positions in the society because of their power, capabilities, education and strength to face the challenges of era.  

These successful women are an ideal for country's millions women and girls who broke social artifice and have decided to get their aim and goal at any rate in men dominated society.

This is the first indicationl of women prospering in the society. However, there is another aspect to women getting a more glamorized and modern outlook, which is by far more terrible and awful. Women and girl's positions in the society is beyond the imagination. In today's glamorous world, women have lost their rights. They cannot take decisions themselves. Grahak (customers) decide which model is best for them. These women, in the name of models, prostitutes, and actresses are being sold out according to the needs of companies, customers, and businessmen. Big companies purchase them for the ads of their company's products, as they are the goods, not a human being.

Whether the society accepts it or not, women are being treated as an object of sex in the country as well as in the world. In offices, bosses exploit their women employees due to their feminism. In police station and in jail they have been humiliated by the officers and police constables.

In this glamorous world, women and girls have only two options. Either they have to confine themselves into the boundaries of their homes, or face humiliation, sexual exploitation and keep their mouths shut over all crimes against them.

Some reformists advised women and girls not to keep silent over the crime against them. They asked them to speak out; register FIR, speak before media; expose their faces.

For their safety; women and girls carried out these things too. But, it did not change the hostile phenomenon of society. So all tactics have been used by women to keep themselves safe from bad eggs in the society, but the situation has become more worsen.

Crimes rates have been on rise; they are still waiting of miracle thing or a Spider man; come to and save them.      

Why the crimes against women are taking place? Why, and every time, women fall as a victim of sexual exploitation in every massacre and violence? And when the crime takes place; then why the world and the system not grant capital punishment to the offenders?

The reason is very apparent. The system allowed women to work everywhere. They are allowed to become president of the country. They are allowed to arrive at higher post in the society. They are allowed to contest in the election, they are allowed to do the things what the men do, but they are not granted their rights. They are not granted respect. They are valuable, useful and fruitful unless they are fruitfulness for buyers.

Look, what a South African dancer expresses her views about her work with men. She says; "The guys (in the IPL) treat us like meat". She says the organizers would not even allow her to cash traveler's cheques or buy a phone card before bundling her onto a plane home.

She claims that a number of other girls (in the IPL) had been "intimate" with cricketers and sponsors.  She says, "It's a joke. We can't go anywhere without being surrounded by huge crowds.”

In response of speaking the truth; she lost the job and sent back to home country without telling her reasons.

These views are not just one working woman. This is the story of every woman who works with men. But the point is “who will bell the cat”? The women and girls who speak out loudly lose their jobs and then find difficulties in getting another good job. And those, who keep their mouth shuts, have to face humiliation and to work in this hostile environment.

Law, police, security institutions are just good words only in books and novels. In real, the situation is very different. Judicial process, investigations, hiring advocate to fight the case are very lengthy procedures for the victims. If victim fights the case with bearing all barricades, the punishment to be pronounced is mere 7 years or 10 years, in some cases, death sentence or sentence to imprisonment; however, these things happen when victim keeping patience has the power to face another long and unlimited humiliation.

Despite of occupying higher posts by women in the country; the condition of women not only in our country but also in all countries in entire continent is very terrible.

The condition of women in the world cannot go better unless they achieve their rights not the freedom. The men dominated society is making them fool by giving them freedom and denying them their rights.

Today, the freedom, which is given to them, is being described as the rights granted to women, indeed, it is not the rights. This is the freedom given to them to dominate men on them and to be used according to the needs of men.

Sadly, the world is unaware about their rights. They understand that giving them freedom and allowing them working everywhere is the right of women. Actually, this is a capital misunderstanding to which women understand their rights.

The rights are only given to them by Islam. Studying of Qura'an is the best way to understand what the rights of women are and how women are a respected human being in Islam.

[Abdul Hannan Siwani Nadwi is based at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He can be contacted at ahannan111@yahoo.in or on his Mobile # +966 (0) 546411482]

Are Obama and Netanyahu playing Mossad gimmicks?

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By Dr. Abdul Ruff

Upon unleashing crimes in Islamic world for over 10 years, now the global dictator USA thinks, maybe rightly, that it has a duty before the word to somehow justify all terror wars unleashed illegally on Islam and Muslims on fictitious pretexts. Focused primarily on energy resources, the USA has not only taken control over energy resources and routes but even slashed the Muslim populations by millions. This is in effect the 3rd world war exclusivity on Islam and Muslim nations.

The self-proclaimed “democrats” in West are big frauds on this planet, but, like the well dressed street rouges, they continue to claim to be the best stuff for others to enumerate. Americans claim America as the most socially evolved nation in the world. 
Big world leaders try to impress the global public with their well-edited “speeches”. In order to further push for a better image of himself, recently Obama offered the Americans with a Mideast policy speech while Israeli, while leader Netanyahu also gave his own speech to the extra mischievous American lawmakers.
NATO wars promote global fascism supported by emerging colonial powers like Israel and India. Official declaration of "death" of Osama came only when the CIA-Pentagon under NATO terror syndicate achieved the key objectives of Sept-11 terror gimmick and the illegal terror war that began in Afghanistan. Sept-11 strategy has reached the Mideast by way of "uprisings" and has destabilized Libya, killing Libyan Arabs in thousands. Yet, the western "democrats" do not want to stop drinking Islamic blood or eating corpses of slaughtered Muslims.

It seems even powerful fascism requires some pure peace gimmicks to legitimize their illegal invasions and genocides and Obama, the chief of NATO operations in Islamic world, also employs peace gimmicks to justify the American decision to make him the president in the first place and make his position comfortable in the next poll. In a way either to approve or mock at NATO terrorism, Israel keeps approving the construction of new illegal Jewish settler units in the occupied Palestinian land even as Obama talks about "freeze". The Israeli regime occupied the West Bank alongside the other Palestinian territory of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 1967 and later annexed both. The international community has refused to recognize neither the capture nor the annexation. But UNSC refused to initiate punitive measures against the illegal Zionist reign in Mideast for its blatant crimes against humanity.

Alongside the Obama-Osama terror-end drama, an irreversibly terrorized world is witnessing another peculiar phenomenon: Obama-Netanyahu speech gimmick to somehow increase their falling popularity in their respective country, USA and Israel, the so-called democracies. The aggressive neoconservative nuts who want American power to expand and petrify around the word stealing energy and other resources from other nations, view the US president's success in having Osama bin Laden, a known CIA operative used against Islam and Muslims,  killed is an exception to a pattern of excruciatingly humble and hesitant leadership abroad. Many Americans want a formula of expanding American military power abroad as well as a strong government power at home and are now confused and disappointed because Libyans have objected to US illegal invasion and genocides for energy resources.

Israeli state terrorists have been the chief guests in USA and B. Netanyahu is neither an exception nor a new Jew to USA - he is a twice Premier of Zionist regime having tasted Palestine blood in abundance. Netanyahu rejected President Obama's call for a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. Netanyahu has also rejected Obama's call to withdraw from the West Bank, saying it might only be possible in the distant future. Netanyahu's move may be popular at home, but it was disastrous for the Middle East peace process. Netanyahu did not speak but it seemed he acted for a movie standing in the Congress. He performed before the Americans like a famous Hollywood comic villain. Even Israelis who are not supporters of the prime minister seemed moved by the emphatic warmth of his reception by American lawmakers and caught up in the constant interruptions of applause. Israel fools the USA by speaking of peace, but without credible substance or a new plan.
 
An almost perfect tactician-dramatist, Netanyahu’s purpose of acting was to erase or reduce the ill feelings between Netanyahu and US President B. Obama and endless warnings that the Israeli-American relationship is on the decline. Israeli Mossad and American CIA agents are working overnight to somehow remove bipartisanism that has rocked the US Congress on Israel because many elected members want to end the terror ties with Zionist fascism and save the falling “image” of America as a promoter of democracy, regime change and peace, perhaps not knowing that USA remains the top most terrorcracy on earth.

Following his speech in USA to a joint session of Congress, there was criticism of Netanyahu for not delivering a dramatic fig leaf that many had hoped would jump-start the peace talks, although a few pro-Israeli nuts complimented him for laying down a “clear and unambiguous” reading of Israel’s real positions blocking meaningful peace talks.

As only expected,  the Palestinians quickly dismissed Netanyahu’s remarks as containing nothing new, reiterating that the Israeli leader’s rejection of 1967 borders and insistence upon a military presence on the Palestinian state’s eastern flank portend unending stalemate.

Trying all possible gimmicks including terror operations and uprisings, today capitalist world is facing a truly materialist dilemma in terms of resource hunt on fictitious Sept- gimmick when the formidable joint NATO-UNSC gangs, led by USA-UK terror twins, play the central role in the terror-war-prone world engineered by the western terrocracies. These two with the most powerful cumulative  secret networks the world around decide literally everything in every country not only ignited and control the ongoing terror situations in Islamic world for obvious reasons,  but even the  future course of the world.

Meanwhile the established NATO terror syndicate, led by Obama-Cameron terror twins, keeps attacking sovereign Libya while the Libyan military is not doing enough to protect the nations, its people and resources from the western rogue states in democracy uniforms. Obama’s NATO warplanes hammered Libyan leader Col. Muammar Al-Qaddafi’s Tripoli compound on May 24th in supposedly the heaviest air terror strikes on this sovereign nation yet.  As if some illegal elements are playing cricket inside the compound, the Obama forces keep attacking the compound. The aim of US military operations in sovereign Libya is to control Libyan resources, reduce Islamic populations, and achieve the departure from power of Muammar Qaddafi and his family, i.e., regime change. It has got nothing to do with democracy.

Though it is responsible for the "uprisings" in Mideast and destabilization of sovereign Libya, the USA has not recognized the illegal rebel council formed by terrorist betrayers to claim Libyan assets abroad and help the NATO to control the energy sources, as France and Italy have done. The status of over $34 billion in Libyan assets that the US has frozen in American accounts is the tough issue standing in the way of recognition is most importantly Obama neither obtained either congressional approval for the military intervention nor call it to a halt. Neither the arrogant president nor the oppressive dictatorial USA cares for civilized norms or humanity.

Barack Obama may not be associated with Enlightenment, he might not have introduced a new cultural charisma into American politics, he might now have not lived up to his billing as a historical breakthrough, but B.Obama is the first black in the entire history of Western civilization to lead a Western nation—and the most powerful nation in the world at that. And so not only is he the most powerful black man in recorded history, but he reached this apex only through the good offices of the great American democracy. In the mainstream media there has been a willingness to forgive this innocent looking president his mistakes, to see him as an unlucky in an impossible world. Still, 55% of Americans say they wanted someone new in the sprawling White House- preferably a White American and not another foreign American.

World had expected, perhaps naively, Obama to combat trends of neo-colonialism, imperialism and vulgarized capitalism, set in motion fresh peace  projects for the safety of humanity. But, possibly being unsure of himself, Obama has further terrorized the humanity. Is this Obama really trustworthy any manner on peace deal in Mideast for ensuring security of Palestine and establishing Palestine state?
Obama’s USA has also shown it can ruin any nation it wants, except perhaps Russia or China, UK or France - all UNSC-5 rogues silently spearheading anti-Islamic wars along with Western powers. Is this Obama really trustworthy any manner on peace deal in Mideast for ensuring security of Palestine and establishing Palestine state?

World must distinguish between sincerity and gimmick and watch carefully imperialist president Obama's future actions!

[Dr. Abdul Ruff is Specialist on State Terrorism. He is Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA). He is former university Teacher, Analyst in International Affairs and an Expert on Middle East. He can be contacted at abdulruff@gmail.com or on his Mobile # +91-9961868309]

Noted Urdu journalist Dr.Rizwan is no more

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Patna/ New Delhi: Renowned Urdu journalist and writer Dr. Rizwan Ahmad died here on Tuesday after prolong illness. He was 64 and survived by wife and a daughter. Dr Rizwan was editor of Urdu daily Azimabad Express, Bihar correspondent of Voice of America and secretary of Bihar Urdu Academy. Several leaders, Urdu organizations and other individuals have expressed deep shock over the death of Dr Rizwan.

Expressing deep sorrow over the death of Dr. Rizwan, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he was a great journalist and writer who had done great service to the Urdu literature and journalism.

In its condolence message the All India Urdu Editor Conference said that Urdu journalism has lost great journalist and columnist in his death. “A vacuum has been created in Urdu journalism after the death of Dr Rizwan Ahmad” said Masoom Moradabadi secretary of the conference.

Dr Rizwan Ahmad was born on September 9 1947. He did Ph.D from Patna University. He spent most of his life in journalism and writing books. He wrote more than 10 books. His column in Urdu dailies was very popular among the Urdu readers. He was also associated with several literary and social organizations and got several awards for his contribution in the field of journalism and literature.

(Courtesy: The Indian Awaaz)

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