Kerala BJP spokesperson Adv B Gopalakrishnan has demanded an excavation at the Thuvoor well where Hindus were slaughtered and thrown by the Moplah rioters. Gopalakrishnan also demanded converting the well into a historical monument. He also asked the Muslim league to publically apologise to the Hindus for trying to whitewash the cruelty done by the Moplah rioters including Variyamkunnathu Kunjahammed Haji in 1921. He added that it was Madhavan Nair, the first president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, who counted and recorded the number of dead bodies that he saw inside the Thuvoor well.
This year marks the centenary of the Malabar Hindu genocide that happened in 1921. Hindus were targeted and brutally attacked by the Muslim rioters during the Moplah genocide. Mass religious conversion, rape and cruel torture of Hindus were reported during the massacre.
National leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Annie Besant and Dr B R Ambedkar had condemned the Moplah rebellion.
In order to fetch the Muslim vote bank, both the Congress and CPIM have been trying to project the Malabar Hindu genocide as ‘freedom movement’.