Turkey and Germany were in alliance during World War I. After the loss, the Caliphate was ended by Ata Turk Kamal Pasha and Turkey became powerless. Globally, Muslims became agitated because Caliph was seen as the paramount Islamic leader and ruler. And his exile created brought the Muslims to the brink.
Muslims in India joined into the violent protests against the removal of Caliph and Caliphate.
With no link to India’s Freedom Struggle, Muslims Gandhi supported the Caliphate only to attract the Muslims to his side. Muslims, meanwhile believed in Pan Islamism and saw all the Muslims as one Ummah from Egypt to India. (also please read “Was Gandhi a Mahatama or a Sadist?“)
Malabar was the area where Mopilla or the Moplahs lived. They had been converted to Islam by Tipu Sultan during his campaign in Malabar. IN support of the Khilafat these Moplahs started a rebellion against the British. (Also read on Moplah Genocide here)
Their main goal, however, was to convert the entire population of Hindus by a terrible massacre. Meanwhile, as stated Khilafat was supported by Gandhi thinking that it will create unity among Hindus and Muslims. What it did, however, was a genocide of the Hindus by the Muslims. Thousands of women were raped, unborn babies were torn from the wombs of their mothers.
In this video, speaker Anand Ranganathan – scientist and political analyst – explains how Mahatma Gandhi condoned the horrific, barbarian acts on Hindus by Muslims during Moplah Riots which incensed Dr. Ambedkar.
Dr. Ambedkar was adept in understanding the mindset of political Islam and he rightly evaluated the Malabar Rebellion, popularly known as Moplah Rebellion, as an outbreak to establish the Kingdom of Islam in Malabar by overthrowing the British Government and non-believer Hindus.
Dr. Ambedkar was baffled by the attitude and treatment accorded to the Hindus in Malabar, irrespective of their social status, by the Moplah rebels during the course of their action against the British authority A distillate of Ambedkar’s thoughts on Islam and Muslims can be found in Pakistan Or The Partition Of India, a collection of his writings and speeches, first published in 1940, with subsequent editions in 1945 and 1946.