More on Ummid: International l National l Regional l Politics l Business l Religion l History l Culture l Education
Bangalore Blast: Madani's bail plea hearing posted to June 29
NGOs to protest against betrayal of Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivors
Waqf Amendment Bill 2010: Productive or Counterproductive, war goes on: Minister of Awkaf Salman Khurshid is leaving no opportunity lost to claim that ..... Read Full
Govt. Scholarships: SIO questions government's approach: Mumbai Division of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) organized ..... Read Full
Hundreds appear for IRF scholarship exams despite soaring temperature
British Ban on Zakir Naik: Mockery of Ideals: The West precisely Britain has been campaigning for its humane values over the world for centuries .... Read Full
Umar Thambi: Forgotten father of Tamil computing: His creative work has been accepted globally. But, he failed to get due recognition locally even after .... Read Full
Hudaibiya all set to become a cultural dialogue center: Efforts are under way to establish a major center for cultural dialogue in the historic location of .... Read Full
Bhopal Gas Tragedy: 'GoM compensation insufficient': The survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in December 1984 don't have much hope from the new Rs.1,500 .... Read Full
GoM recommends Rs 1,500 cr package for Bhopal gas victims: A Rs 1,500 crore package for enhancing compensation for the kin of those who died and those debilitated ..... Read Full
Delhi HC: Majority of govt. officials are corrupt: The Delhi High Court on June 21 said most of the government departments are filled with corrupt officials who are eating away the funds meant for poor ..... Read Full
Govt. Scholarships: SIO questions government's approach: Mumbai Division of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) organized a ..... Read Full
Haryana Wakf Board opens new chapter with first engg college: As one of the main mentors of Jamia Hamdard’s IAS Study Circle, which produced .... Read Full
Human shield at Anwarsseri to protect Madani from police arrest: The PDP and the supporters of Madani are on the move to make the inmates, including the children of Anwarsseri .... Read Full
Yusuf Raza Gilani: Pakistan wants good relations with India: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his government wants good neighbourly .... Read Full
Market research survey of Muslim youths raises eyebrows
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:21:41 AM, ummid.com Staff Reporter
Malegaon: A survey of Muslim youths conducted by MDRA - Marketing and Development Research Associates - which is based in New Delhi has raised eyebrows and is receiving condemnation.
The community leaders say, the move is not to 'know about the Muslim youths, rather to malign them' and planned to get 'intended results'.
“The questions in the survey were set to get intended response. They were very objectionable and malicious in nature,” TCN quoted Wadood Sajid as saying.
Wadood Sajid is the media advisor of Sirajuddin Qureshi - President of India Islamic Cultural Centre in Delhi. The MDRA executive interacted with him in Qureshi's absence.
“The nature of the questions, the hurriedness the representative was showing to get yes-no answer and his word that his company asked him not to leave the form with anyone created doubt in my mind about the real intention of the surveyor company or those hired it for this work,” he added.
The beginning of the questionnaire form reads: “I am from famous research and consultancy firm MDRA. At present MDRA is conducting study on the condition of youths and students on the basis of opinion of religious leaders.”
TCN further reports, of 25 questions, three are related to Ajmal Amir Kasab - the lone terrorist captured alive during Mumbai terror attack and after a trial of one year recently awarded death sentence. The questions related to Kasab include: Is capital punishment to Kasab justified? Should it be turned into life sentence through fresh hearing? Does your friend think Kasab had not got fair trial?
Other questions included in the prescribed form are: Do Muslim youths get inspired by religious leaders or by market forces? Are you using Internet more than before or less to establish contact with Muslim leaders in India and abroad? Should Muslim youths take more interest in politics or preaching of religion?
Comment on this article
Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange
Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.