Centre for South Indian Studies director P Sandeep on Saturday (September 4) said that the anti-Hindu Malabar massacre needs to be revisited. He also questioned the left-wing historians for distorting the facts for so land and asked how an anti-Hindu pogrom became a part of the freedom struggle. P Sandeep was speaking on the final day of the three-day lecture series organised by Janam TV on Moplah rebellion.
P Sandeep pointed that there were many anti-Hindu riots in Malabar before 1921. In what was called ‘Haal ilakkam’, Islamists left their homes and indulged in the targeted killing of Hindus and destruction of temples. This anti-Hindu mindset later resulted in the 1921 genocide of Hindus.
He further explained the role of Arabs in radicalising Muslims of Malabar and cutting all their roots with Kerala’s culture. There were even reports of Muslims from Kerala going for Haj and not returning since they had joined the Ottoman forces to fight the First World War. The ultimate aim of Islamists was to establish a Islamic state and it can never be considered a freedom movement, P Sandeep added.