Kerala move to erase mohpah martyrs
ICHR, A three-member committee appointed by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR); to review the entries in the fifth volume of the ‘Dictionary of Martyrs; understood to have left the martyrs of the Left movement untouched.
Moreover the ICHR had recalled the publication and appointed; a review panel after a section of the Sangh Parivar historians strongly objected to the inclusion of the martyrs; of communist movement and the 1921 Malabar Rebellion in the compendium.
Especially The committee is understood to have recommended the deletion of the Malabar Rebellion; leaders Variyam Kunnath Kunhamed Haji, Ali Musaliar, and 387 other ‘Moplah martyrs’ from the list. Martyrs of the communist movement of Kerala, will remain as freedom fighters in the annals of India’s struggle for independence.
Moreover Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), an ally of Congress party; on Monday protested against any move to remove the names of leaders of the 1921 Malabar rebellion; from the Dictionary of Martyrs India’s freedom struggle, published by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).
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Senior IUML leader Syed Sadiqali Shihab Thangal said those who took part in the Malabar rebellion; also known as Moplah riot, were freedom fighters. They were martyred fighting for the country, he said. “The BJP government at the Centre is trying to distort history. Moreover It should desist from that move. Removing names of the martyrs of the Malabar rebellion from the Dictionary of Martyrs would be an injustice to the younger generation,’’ he said.
Especially at an event held in Kozhikode to remember the victims of the rebellion, former BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav had stated that the Malabar riot was the first manifestation of Taliban mindset in India.
Although what is going on now is an attempt by the central government to destroy history by removing name of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi from government awards and projects.