Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone - Issue #55: Normalizing the Moplah Genocide
History, it is said, is always written by the victors. But, it is in the interest of every generation that they don’t allow the criminals and the violent to succeed in their attempt to twist the history. All to normalize genocides and bloodsheds. Moplah Genocide of the Hindus was one such sad chapter of Indian history. Many have tried it and now new movies are in the works to spin history again.
That is why it is important to look at hard facts. We bring to you facts that were pertinent to that shameful chapter of history.
negating genocides of Hindus
A godly conscience is the worst combination in human history. Alongwith the terrible linkage to a day of judgment which is in an arbitrary future with an arbitrary goal, judge and benchmarks - mankind has committed the worst of crimes.
Moplah Hindu Genocide, Malabar Rebellion, Mappila Rebellion, or the Moplah Riots refer to the same thing. A genocide of the Hindus by Muslims in Malabar. The Malabar district consisted of Chirakkal, Kottayam, Kurumbranad, Wyanad, Calicut, Ernad, Walluvanad, Ponnani, Palghat and Cochin. This area had a history of what have been called the “Moplah Outrages”. The worst attack was during the Tipu Sultan’s time. In his book Moplah Rebellion, Gopal Krishna Nair, discusses the massacres and the mass conversions forced by Tipu.
Moplah Rebellion, Gopal Krishna Nair,
Tipu would have converted the whole region but he was forced because of a treated dated 18th March, 1792, where he had to cede Malabar to the East India Company.
One of the most common negating tactic used by Hinduphobic people is that Hindu landlords mistreated the Moplah tenants. This was effectively falsified by statements of the officials posted in that area.
Moplah Rebellion, Gopal Krishna Nair,
It is in this context and area that the Moplah genocide of 1921 occurred.
In one of the worst attacks on a community even within Indian history, thousands of Hindus were slaughtered mercilessly. hundreds of Hindu temples were destroyed and 26000 Hindus fled as refugees. Thousands were converted.
Yet, the leadership of that day not just justified the dastardly massacre but the subsequent establishments worked to normalize that genocide.
Moplah Genocide was one of the saddest chapter of human history in recent times. It was a genocide that Gandhi and many in Congress justified.
“Mappila” is Malayalam for guest. These were Muslims from outside - mostly from Arab lands who had settled in Malabar. Until 1498, they worked on their trade and prospered due to religious harmony from the Hindus. When Vasco da Gama came in that year, the Portuguese attacked and subjugated everyone, including the Muslims. In the early 19th century, many violent incidents broke out by the Mappilas.
When the Ottoman Empire was brought down, the Indian Muslims started the Khilafat movement in sympathy with the Caliphate to bring down the British. In that effort, they perpetrated mindless violence against the Hindus. As detailed in “Moplah Rebellion and its Genesis” by Conrad Woods,
It was a pre-planned attack which was widespread in its expanse.
But as is the wont of those who have a Hindu-hatred agenda, they want to spin history to wipe out this important piece of history which is soaked in the blood of those who welcomed the “Mappila” (guests) who turned against them and committed genocide.
History should not be used to do any wrong now. But it also should never be negated. The current generation has lots to learn from it and it should research and draw their own conclusion about how Gandhi helped the Khilafat movement by tagging his Non-cooperation movement along with it in these areas. And, how the local Hindus were made sitting ducks because of this cooperation of the Non-Cooperation movement.
PFI Jihadis stage demonstration to mark anniversary of 1921’s Hindu massacre On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Khilafat movement, at least three Malayalam movies in praise of the Moplah genocide of Hindus, have been announced in Kerala.
what the heck?
trump bowing out
Guns of racism: A white couple stood outside their mansion and pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as the group marched toward the mayor’s home to demand her resignation. Police said people in the crowd yelled threats at the couple. (Source)
And guess what Trump did? He retweeted a video of this St. Louis couple flaunting their gun. That’s just a day after retweeting a guy yelling, “White Power.”
No-more-run: Now, we are hearing that Donald Trump may drop out of the 2020 presidential race if he believes he has no chance of winning, a Republican Party operative reportedly told Fox News. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, currently holds an average lead of nine points over the incumbent, according to a tracker of 2020 polls by RealClearPolitics. Crucially, Mr Trump has lost support from older white voters — typically a bedrock of support for the Republican Party (Source)
human brutality and animal love
In a gruesome case of human brutality, a monkey was hanged to death from a tree at a teak plantation in Vemsoor, Khammam. The incident came to light after a video showing the monkey struggling while it was hanged - while two dogs trying to intervene from beneath the tree, but in vain - went viral on social media. This was done by one of the caretakers of the teak plantation, Sadu Venkateshwar Rao and two others did this “to set an example for other monkeys.” (Source)
This is beyond “what the heck?” part. And it really needs no comment.
Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia has been ranked Arab world’s best country for women, and 89th globally, according to a new report recently published by the CEOWORLD magazine. Oman was ranked second in the Arab world and 91st globally, while Jordan came third regionally and 96th globally.
tech point: interesting tech notes
If you have never had to recover a file in Windows, you are in the minority. At some point in time, many of us have accidentally deleted a file on either a drive or removable storage like an SD card or USB stick.
China dings Canada: China sharply criticized Canada on Saturday, blaming its leaders for “irresponsible” statements about two Canadians accused of spying in China and calling on Ottawa to end its “Megaphone Diplomacy.” The evidence against the two Canadians, former Beijing diplomat Michael Kovrig and North Korean consultant Michael Spavor, is “solid and sufficient,” a statement posted on the website of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa said. (Source)
Boon for women: Researchers from the US demonstrated that the implanted wombs were capable of supporting fertilisation, fetal development and live birth - with normal offspring. (Source)
Rubbish in UK: Mounds of rubbish were left strewn across beauty spots this weekend as crowds of illegal campers were fined after blazing a path of ‘destruction’ through the Lake District. Police and park wardens approached more than 200 people who pitched up at the National Park on Saturday night alone, where they cut down trees, snapped off handrails for firewood and left litter. (Source)
surgical strike against China by India
In one of most significant “surgical strike”, the Indian government has decided to ban 59 Chinese apps. TikTok, UC Browser, and WeChat are on the list. India has over 574 million internet users. These Chinese apps have millions - some hundreds of million users - in India.
This is WION Gravitas’ Palki Sharma giving one of her well presented analysis of this step taken by the Indian government.
Gravitas: India bans 59 Chinese apps | Tiktok, UC browser on the list
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