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Urdu Media is a Victim of Reactionism- Prof. Rakesh Sinha I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. Urdu media’s tirade against Rushdie Fatwa against Christian priests for conversion Thirty thousand Britons under the refuge of Islam Islamic missionary expelled from Sri Lanka Construction of Kadiyani Mosque stopped Women without Burqua not allowed in Saudi Arab Rs 54 lakh to Muslim men arrested in Mecca Mosque blast case Fatwa against Surya Namaskar Demand for Muslim Reservation No one can get power in Uttar Pradesh without Muslims Coup attempted in Bangladesh Jamaite Islami targeted in Bangladesh Inciting communal violence Corruption charges against the son of the top leader in Iran What if you are a Muslim? New office bearers of Muslim Mazlis Mishrawat

XVII. Opening of Israel consulate in Bangaluru was opposed XVIII. Permanent accommodation for hajis in Mecca XIX. XX. XXI. Are Muslims just a vote-bank? Shiela Dikshit: Enemy of Muslims Differences in Muslim League

XXII. Muslim Unity is a Must XXIII. Islamic Law XXIV. Islamic Parties will Form the Government in Egypt XXV. Israel is worried about success of followers of Islam XXVI. Rahul Gandhi meets Urdu Editors

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References of Urdu Newspapers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Urdu Times, Mumbai {Editor: Abdul Rehman Siddiqui} Dainik Inqalab, Delhi {Editor: Sakil Samsi} Akhbar Mashrikh, Delhi {Editor: M W Haque} Dainik Sahafat, Delhi {Editor: Aman Abbas} Rojnama Rashtriya Sahara, Delhi, {Editor: Aziz Burney} Hindustan Express, Delhi, {Editor: Ahmed Javed} Hind Samachar, Jalandhar, {Editor: Vijay Kumar Chopra} Dainik Pratap, Jalandhar, {Editor: Chandramohan} Dainik Munshif, Hyderabad, {Editor: Latif Mohammad Khan} Dainik Siyasat, Hyderabad, {Editor: Zahid Ali Khan} Dainik Hamar Samaj, Delhi {Editor: Khalid Anwar} Dawat, Delhi {Editor: Parvez Rahmani}

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Urdu Media is a Victim of Reactionism
Secularism and democracy have been accepted by the collective consciousness of India. Both these things are associated with civilizational tradition, which is their strength and identity too. In all ups and downs; in favorable and not so favorable circumstances, historical community of India neither allowed commitment to go down for secularism and freedom of expression nor allowed any harm to them. There is a need to be cautious so that this side of civilization is not weaken and does not become victim of internal disruptions. Also there is a need to know, understand and analyze those propensities, forces and ideologies, which are making them hollow, by taking the help of secularism and provisions of Constitution. Obviously, the national media is expected to play a constructive role. The language and script of newspapers don’t change their national responsibility. Unfortunately a big group of Urdu media is attacking the collective consciousness. In this edition of analysis by the India Policy Foundation, four main issues emerged and came forward. The first is the uproar in Kashmir and Europe over conversion. Hindu society is facing aggressive posture of extremist forces for centuries. Before independence, when Mahatma Gandhi’s eldest son was converted to Islam, Gandhi did not call it as change of heart but termed it as deception and use of money. In 1922-23, there was forced conversion in Malabar. After independence, role of petro doller was revealed in the conversion of the weak, poor and downtrodden in Meenakshipuram. Christian missionaries have been continuously indulging in conversion activities. During Nehru’s era, Niogi Commission was constituted to stop conversions but the report was put on back-burner under pressure from Christian missionaries. O. P. Tyagi had presented a bill in the Parliament, in 1978, to stop religious conversions, which was termed as an attack on the freedom of minorities. Even the Minority...
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