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What was Moplah Rebellion, why Yogi Adityanath mentioned it?

Moplah Rebellion was planned massacre of hindus or it was just a revolt

Recently UP CM Yogi Adityanath Mentioned 1921 Moplah rebellion of Kerala and said it was a planned genocide of Hindus by jihadi elements of the state. So we are going back in history to get more information about it and also we will try to understand what is the politics behind recalling this Rebellion just before election.

What Yogi Adityanath Said?

“This is an occasion of deep reflection and discussion. We have to think as to how we can liberate the entire humanity from Jihadi thoughts and create an environment so that the Malabar genocide is not repeated. For this, all Indians have to come together with determination.100 years ago, in Kerala’s Moplah, the state’s jihadi elements had massacred thousands of Hindus. This genocide continued for several days in a planned manner. According to one estimate, more than 10,000 Hindus were killed brutally. Thousands of mothers and sisters were assaulted. Several temples were destroyed.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Panchjanya Event

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History of Moplah Rebellion

Mappilla means (lit. son-in-law; anglicized form Moplah) Malayali-speaking Muslims who reside along the entire length of the Malabar Coast of northern Kerala. By 1921, the Moplahs formed the largest and fastest growing community in Malabar. 

  • In the 16th century Portuguese traders came to Malabar Coast, they saw Mappilas which was a mercantile community as their competitors. When economic activities surgeg in inlands Mappilas started moving which lead to a clash between hindus and Portuguese.
  • Mopillahs launched a violent rebellion. Numerous acts of violence were reported and a series of persecutions were committed both against the British and the Hindu landlords.
  • There are different views on this revolt  some say that its was a struggle against British authority, and then there are others who perceive the Malabar rebellion to be a peasant revolt against unfair practices of the landlords.
  • There is communal angle in this because Most of the landlords were Namboodiri Brahmins while most of the tenants were Mapillah Muslims. The riots led to the mass killings of over 10,000 Hindus, raping of women, forced religious conversions, destruction or damage of nearly 300 temples, loot and arson of properties worth crores of rupees and burning of houses belonging to the Hindus.

If it was only about landlords, then why did so many common Hindus get killed? Just because they refused to convert? The truth is those who have written history from the prism of leftism and pseudo-secularism always supported the policy of appeasement. This effort was supported by parties who engage in votebank politics,”

Yogi Adityanath, UP CM

Politics of Moplah in New India

Yogi Adityanath Mentioned Moplah recently to prove his point that if Hindus will not realise how dangerous jehadi Mentality is, Massacres like Moplah will repeat. He wanted to inject fear in Hindu Voters by recalling that revolt. He said that “It is important at this time to understand our history in the right perspective. A nation that does not know its history, cannot protect its geography.”

Prajna Pravah, an organisation associated with the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) has also demanded to term Moplah revolt as genocide against Hindus.

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