The brutal 1921 Malabar anti-Hindu massacre by Islamists marks centenary this year. The horrors of this genocide have now become a national talking point. Both Islamists and communists had been trying to whitewash this anti-Hindu massacre as ‘freedom movement’. Hundreds of Hindus were killed during this genocide, thousands converted, many were raped and tortured. Gorkhas, who were part of the army back then, played an important role in crushing these Islamists and saving Hindus from the cruel Jihadis of Malabar.
Before the arrival of Gorkhas, the Malabar Special Police (MSP) had a major role in stopping the Hindu massacre from spreading to more areas.
During this rebellion, Moplas went deep inside the forest and launched quick attacks. Gorkhas were brought in since they were aware of such difficult terrain and later they crushed the Jihadis of Malabar. Gorkhas, with their war cry ‘Jai Maha Kali’ were swift in their action and stopped the Islamists from killing more Hindus.
Gorkhas trace their lineage to the saint Gorakshanath who lived in the 11th century and are connected with the Gorakhnath Mandir in Gorakhpur. Yogi Adithyanath is the chief priest of Gorakhnath Mandir.