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Ashraf Ali Bastavi
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Ashraf Ali Bastavi Profile

Ashraf Ali Bastavi   is an Indian  Journalist based in New Delhi . He is currently Sub Editor Bi-weekly DAWAT Urdu  and Honorary Editor of Urdu News Portal  focusing on issues concerning the Asian community.

He is also the founder of All India Ideal Journalist Association (AIIJA), an organisation  promotion  for Value Based Journalism in India.  He is a regular commentator on indian Muslims  and Indian Political issues.  His journalism carrier crossed a decade.

 He is also associated with india’s Public Broadcasting House  All India Radio –NSD as Casual Urdu News Reader and also working with DD News Channel as casual News Editor.

He is also working as PTC for New Delhi for   North America’s largest Urdu News Paper Urdu Times His writings appears in other News Papers and online news websites .

Early life and education

Bastavi was born into an agricultural family at   District Basti UP, India, on March 22 in  1978.  Graduated from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur  University  (DDU) UP, with subjects English ,Urdu and Political Science , MA Political Science from DDU.Urdu  MA Urdu from  Jamia Millia  Islamia  University (JMI) New Delhi  and  Mass communication  from  Jawahar Lal Nehru  University (JNU) New Delhi . In year 1999 after completing  BA  from Ambika Pertap Narayan (APN)  PG College , Basti ; he  was the first college graduate in his  family and own village.

Initial stage of Career

Soon after his graduation in 1999 he joined The Daily Urdu Times Mumbai  as Stringer for Eastern UP. After taking  some experience he Joined  Newly launched  Roznama Sahara Urdu  Gorakhpur Edition as Reporter on 13 Sep  2002  and appointed as Area  Reporter  from Bagh Nagar , Sant Kabir Nagar , UP. later he joined Hindi Daily  Dainik Jagran in  2004  after two years association with Jagran group he came to Delhi  in search of good carrier in 2006.He started his Journey from a newly born Urdu News Paper Hindustan Express Daily .He has been taken  at least Five Hundred Exclusive interviews for  “JAIZA” Special feature of  DAWAT , Bi weekly on more than 70  National , International and Community related isues .

Exclusive Interviews on Current Affairs

•    Indo- US Nuke Deal
•    OBC Reservation in Educational Institute
•    Special economic Zone
•    Delimitation of Electoral Constituencies
•    Backwardness and its solution
•    Corruption reason and solution
•    Fake Encounters
•    Muslims Role in Indian Politics
•    Sacher Committee Report
•    Global Financial Crisis
•    Shiri Krishna Commission Report
•    Parliamentry Election and Muslim politics
•    Indian Muslims Educaion
•     Inter Religious Dialogue
•     Wakf Board
•     Minorities Problems and its Solution
•     Naxalism and India
•     Female foeticide
•     Global Financial Crisis
•     Lok Sabha Election 2009
•     Partition of India
•     Madarsa Board
•     JMI and its Minority Charector

Radio Talks

•    Budget 2007 and Minorities    ( Urdu Majlis)
•    Dilly Diary           (External Service Division)
•    Role of Urdu Journalism in Independent war
 (National Channel)
•    Worlds Heritage importence in our life   (National Channel)
•    Children Story   (External Service Division).

VIP Personalities Interviewed


K Rahman Khan (Ex. Deputy Speaker Rajya Sabha), CM Ibrahim (Ex. Minister) AR Antule (First Minority  Minister) Birinda Karat (CPM) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (BJP),  VK Malhotra (BJP) , Rashid Alvi (Cogress spokes person) Meem Afzal (Congress)  Sanjay Niroopam (Congress), Arif Naseem Khan (NCP) Abu Asim Azmi (SP) Anis Durrani (Congress) JK Jain (BJP) Pershant Bhooshan (AAP) Hannan Mulla (CPIM)  Majeed Memon (NCP)

Advocates & Social activists

 Known Gandhiyan Activist Nirmla Deshpandey,  Harsh Mander, Shabnam Hashmi (ANHAD),Rampuniyani, Mahesh Bhatt (Film Maker)  Javed Anand,  Teesta Seetalwad, SR Darpuri (PUCL) Naved Hamid(MOEMIN) Gautam Naulakha , VN Roy (Ret.IPS) Manzoor Ahmad (Ret. IPS) Madhu Kishwar  Anil Chamdiya , Adv.Yousuf Hatim Muchhala, Adv. Abdurrahim Quraishi (AIMP) Adv.Zafar Yab Jeelani, Adv.Wasi Nomani, Adv.ND Pancholi, Advocate Najmi waziri.

Media Persons

India’s most senior Journalist Kuldeep Nayer,  Shaid Siddiqui (Editor Nai Duniya) Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan (Edit. Milligagette) Ajit Sahi , Dr Anand Swroop Verma ( Edit. Teesari Duniya)  Hasan Kamal, Zafar Agha Qurban Ali ( Ex BBC Correspondent )

Religious leaders & Intelectuals

Ml Syed Jalaluddin Umri (Ameer JIH) Arshad Madni (President JUH) Moulana Kalbe Sadiq, Ml Obaidullah Azmi (ExMP) ,Ml Kalbe Jawad, Ml Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi ( GenSec. MJAH) Ml Khalid Saifullah Rahmani,  Swami Agnivesh,  Syed Shahbuddin (Ex MP) Syed Hamid (Chancellor Jamia Hamdard )Syed Zafar Mehmood (Chairman ZFI) Justice MSA Siddiqui( Chairman NCMEI) Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, Dr. Manzoor Alam (Chairman IOS) Zafar Sureshwala (Chairman Parsoli Corporation) Irfan Furneature Wala ( Ex Chairman ( Mumbai Mercantile Bank)


State Information Bureau  -  All India Media Directory ( Patrkarita   Kosh) Published from,  Mumbai
Media Co ordinator - Human Welfare Foundation (NGO),  New Delhi
Editorial Adviser -     Nuqoosh – e- Hayat  Monthly, SK Nagar UP
Bureau Chief -             Urdu Channel , Mumbai
Member         -              United Muslim of India  New Delhi
National Co ordinator   -   All India Ideal Journalist Association (AIIJA), New Delhi

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