How many Indian Hindus have heard of “Moplah Rebellion”? Possibly a very few! The ‘term’ has first been cooked-up and then erased from common Indian narrative by Left leaning Nehruvian historians of modern India. However, it had nothing to do with any rebellion, but everything to do with genocide and atrocities on Hindus.
‘Moplahs’ are local Muslims in South Malabar area of Kerala. It was exactly one hundred years back, that the Moplahs launched sustained atrocities on Hindus for multiple reasons. Nehruvian Indian History calls those mass atrocities on Hindus as ‘Moplah Rebellion’. But, the collective Hindu memory of India could never forget that Islamic atrocity on Hindus of Malabar region by Moplahs a century back. ‘Moplah rebellion’ of 1921 was not also a ‘peasant uprising’, as has been propagated by Nehruvian historians, but an ‘anti-Hindu genocide’ in nature and intent and content.
The worst cover-up of Nehruvian history of India has been “Moplah Rebellion”. The so called ‘rebellion’ by Moplah Muslims in 1921 started on 21 August as resistance against the British colonial rule, against the Hindu land lords, and in favour of the “Khilafat Movement’, but ended in communal violence against Hindus. Ernad and Valluvanad Taluks of Malabar area were declared “Khilafat kingdoms by Moplahs. The comments of three eminent persons on Moplah genocide of Hindus are given below, who were not supporters of BJP or RSS.
Dr B R Ambedkar said, “The Hindus were visited by a dire fate at the hands of the Moplahs. Massacres, forcible conversions, desecration of temples, foul outrages upon women, such as ripping open pregnant women, pillage, arson and destruction….. were perpetrated freely by the Moplahs upon the Hindus…”
Dr Ambedkar on Gandhi’s betrayal said that, any person could have said that this was too heavy a price for Hindu-Muslim unity. But Mr. Gandhi was so much obsessed by the necessity of establishing Hindu-Muslim unity….that he spoke of the Mappilas (Moplahs) as the “brave God-fearing Moplahs who were fighting for what they consider as religion and in a manner which they consider as religious”.
Annie Beasant recounted, “A respectable Nayar Lady at Melatur was stripped naked by the rebels in the presence of her husband and brothers, who were made to stand close by with their hands tied behind. When they shut their eyes in abhorrence they were compelled at the point of sword to open their eyes and witness the rape committed by the brute in their presence.”
“They (Moplah) established the Khilafat Raj, crowned a King, murdered and plundered abundantly, and killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatize. Somewhere about a lakh people were driven from their homes with nothing but the clothes they had on, stripped of everything.”
The Viceroy, Lord Reading reflected, “Their wanton and unprovoked attack on the Hindus, the all but wholesale looting of their houses in Ernad, etc, the forcible conversion of Hindus in the beginning of the Moplah rebellion and the wholesale conversion of those who stuck to their homes in later stages, the brutal murder of inoffensive Hindus without the slightest reason except that they are “Kafirs” …… burning of Hindu temples, the outrage on Hindu women and their forcible conversion and marriage by the Moplahs.”
Gandhi supported that genocide of Hindus by Moplah Muslims to satisfy his delusion of Hindu-Muslim unity and Congress Party, too, remained inert on such a large scale atrocities by Muslims on Hindus. So, no Indian Hindu today, worth his salt, should forget the murder, force conversion, plunder of Hindus properties and rape of their women in tens of thousands by the Moplah Muslims in Kerala a century back.
“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it”.