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From the Urdu Press: Black is back

“The Centre’s attitude has indicated to the SC that it is not making a sincere effort to bring back black money.”

By: Express News Service |
November 7, 2014 11:51:37 pm

Rashtriya Sahara, in a November 1 editorial, writes: “It is slowly becoming clear that the loud pronouncements made before the Lok Sabha elections about bringing in black money from foreign banks was based more on political tactics… Things became clear when the Supreme Court was told by the government that making the names of Indian account holders provided by foreign banks public had many hazards… Also, the estimated money in these accounts had come down to mere Rs 9,000 crore from the figure of Rs 23,000 crore in 2006.” Roznama Khabrein, in its October 31 editorial, writes: “The Centre’s attitude has indicated to the SC that it is not making a sincere effort to bring back black money.”

Not Very Sporting

Nai Duniya, edited by politician Shahid Siddiqui, laments the decline of Kolkata’s iconic Mohammedan Supporting Football Club. It says, “The 123-year old Mohammedan Sporting Club is unable to take even a few steps forward because of its back-breaking financial losses. The club’s cashbox, pockets of office bearers and hands of players are empty… This symbol of the community’s honour and pride is disappearing… due to the lack of concern of affluent sections of the community…” The paper warns that “Mohammedan Sporting’s crisis is not limited to one club. It is also an alarm bell for the two other big clubs of Kolkata, Mohan Bagan and East Bengal… because the Indian Super League (ISL) would eat up domestic football…”

MIM Entry

Inquilab editor Shakeel Shamsi, writes on October 25: “The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has expectedly fixed its eyes on northern India. The party’s leader, Asaduddin Owaisi, tested the pulse of Muslims by putting up 25 candidates (in the Maharashtra assembly elections)… the party has made a very impressive entry… It will be known only later if Owaisi’s decision to create a place for MIM in UP is right or wrong, but… If this trend continues, the self-proclaimed messiah of Muslims, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and the professed supporter of Muslims — the Congress — will face difficulties.”
Jadeed Khabar editor Masoom Moradabadi writes on October 26: “The Majlis had tried to make a new political experiment by bringing together Muslims, Dalits and other backward classes that has succeeded…”

Compiled by Seema Chishti

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