The demand for separate States in Jammu & Kashmir, Khalistan, some North-Eastern States and now Kerala proves the failure of all ruling parties India had since Independence. Such a demand is being raised by religious fanatics and anti-national elements at all these places. The Central Government should take firm steps to foil such bids before the separatists take to arms.
Realise that the so-called progressives, Communists, Congressmen, media, etc., who create an uproar when Hindus make even a reference to Hindu Rashtra (Nation), are mum over the demand for a separate Malabar State.
Kochi (Kerala) – As the Nation observes the 99th Anniversary of the Moplah Rebellion (conveniently called the Khilafat Movement by a group of historians and politicians), the Islamists in Kerala are getting ready to demand a separate Malabar State where the Muslims would have a clear majority. The Muslim Youth League, an outfit affiliated to the Muslim League, has declared that it would be the focus of the Centenary celebration of the Mappila Rebellion which comes in 2021.
Divan Bahadur C Gopalan Nair, the then Deputy Collector of Malabar who chronicled the events leading to the massive pogrom in which nearly 10,000 Hindus were massacred and 20,000 Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam, says there is no iota of truth in the claim that it was a rebellion by agricultural workers.
The memoirs of Gopalan Nair were retrieved by the Arya Samaj office bearers who published it in a book-form as a mark of respect to many Arya Samajis who too were massacred by the extremists in the rebellion. The Moplah Rebellion was given the status of India’s Freedom Struggle against the British by MK Gandhi. His anxiety was to ensure the cooperation of the Muslims in the Independence Movement.
Though the titans of India’s freedom movement which included the likes of Annie Besant, Sir C Sankaran Nair (the then executive council member to the Viceroy) warned MK Gandhi against supporting the Khilafat agitation, the ‘Father of the Nation’ chose to believe his Muslim ‘brethren’.
There are memoirs by KP Kesava Menon (Founder Editor of Mathrubhumi’, Sir C Sankaran Nair (Author of ‘Gandhi and Anarchy’) and K Madhavan Nair, which speak the truth, nothing but the truth. Interestingly, there were hundreds of aggressors who took part in the pogrom who drew monthly pension for participating in the freedom struggle.