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Published: April 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM

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WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) — United Press International is withdrawing the story “Analysis: SIMI crackdown helps moderators,” published April 10 until an investigation is conducted into its veracity.

Comments attributed to Zafarul-Islam Khan, editor of the Milli Gazette, have been contested and UPI is investigating the matter.

Additionally, the Milli Gazette is an English-language newspaper, not an Urdu paper as stated in the story.




The Milli Gazette <edit@milligazette.com> 


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Ghulam Muhammed <ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com>





Apr 11, 2008 12:31 AM





Fw: Incredible story



For your information!



—– Original Message —–

From: The Milli Gazette

To: international_desk@upi.com

Cc: newstrack_desk@upi.com

Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:27 PM

Subject: Incredible story


Emerging Threats – international_desk@upi.com
NewsTrack Desk – newstrack_desk@upi.com


The Editor, Emerging Threats / News Track Desk



Dear Sir/Madam,


I am stunned to find one of your reports attributing certain comments to me in the following story:

Analysis: SIMI crackdown helps moderators
April 10, 2008 at 9:59 AM
UPI Correspondent

NEW DELHI, April 10 (UPI) — The recent crackdown by the Indian police and


I want to make it clear that:


1. I never spoke to this correspondent now or in the past.


2. I do not hold the views attributed to me in this report; rather I think that SIMI, though extremist in nature, is not a terrorist organisation and the outfit itself did not indulge in actual violence now or in the past, and the past and present attacks on this banned organisation are part of the political agenda of the anti-Muslim forces in India who are using it to criminalise and marginalise the whole Muslim community in India;


3. My newspaper, The Milli Gazette, is not an Urdu publication as claimed by your correspondent in this report. It is and always was an English-language publication. This also serves as an indicator about the knowledge and credibility of your correspondent.


I demand that (a) the above report should be recalled forthwith, (b) this rejoinder must posted prominently on your website and (c) appropriate action must be taken against this irresponsible correspondent and (d) I am informed about the actions you take in this respect.


Yours sincerely


Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan


Editor, The Milli Gazette

D-84 Abul Fazal Enclave-I
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025

Tel. (00-91-11) 26942883, 26947483, 26952825
Fax: (00-91-11) 26945825

Mobile: (00-91) 98-111-42-151

Email: edit@milligazette.com

Website: www.milligazette.com



Ghulam Muhammed <ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com> 


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Apr 12, 2008 7:06 PM





Re: Fw: Incredible story








ASAK, Dr. Saheb,


Will it be OK, if I circulate your letter on my usual list.





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Ghulam Muhammed <ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com>





Apr 12, 2008 9:09 PM





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Dear GM saheb,

Wa’laikumussalam. Yes, you are free to circulate it. But please add UPI’s withdrawal of the story too. This serves to show how some people in the media cook up stories and how they are trying to pit us against each other.




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