| Annie Besant reported that the Muslims killed and drove away Hindus from the land who refused to convert to Islam amounting to almost 100,000 people. Beef was forced into mouth of the Hindus and Muslims forcefully married Hindu women and Hindu places of worship desecrated or demolished.
By Dushyant Chauhan
1. The Moplah Rebellion of Kerala in 1921
The culmination of this tragedy started with the disaster Gandhi did by supporting the Khilafat movement so as to lure Muslims into the freedom movement and closer to the Congress. This movement was to re-establish an Islamic Caliphate in Turkey which the British had weakened. Gandhi supported the Ali brothers in this movement which would finally culminate the partition as it sidelined Jinnah and give shape to one of the bloodiest massacres in Indian history called The Moplah Rebellion in Kerala.
Mappilla Muslims of Kerala are half Arab breed and are known for their severe religious fanaticism. They waged a Jihad against the British for establishment of the Turkish Caliphate and established a similar caliphate in Kerala under Ali Musliyar as their leader.
Unfortunately in this Jihad for Darul-ul-Uloom Hindus and even Christians of Kerala paid the heaviest price.
Mapilla Muslims went on rampage mercilessly killing and slaughtering Hindus. No one was spared including women and children. Hindu women were raped in front of their family members and thousands were forcefully converted to Islam.
Annie Besant reported that the Muslims killed and drove away Hindus from the land who refused to convert to Islam amounting to almost 100,000 people. Beef was forced into mouth of the Hindus and Muslims forcefully married Hindu women and Hindu places of worship desecrated or demolished.
A few excerpts from the story of Victims:
Excerpts from a heart-rending petition to Lady Reading, the wife of the then Viceroy of India from Rani of Nilambur
'We, the Hindu women of Malabar of varying ranks and stations in life who have recently been overwhelmed by the tremendous catastrophe known as the Moplah rebellion, take the liberty to supplicate your Ladyship for sympathy and succour.'
'Your Ladyship is doubtless aware that though our unhappy district has witnessed many Moplah outbreaks in the course of the last 100 years, the present rebellion is unexampled in its magnitude as well as unprecedented in its ferocity. But it is possible that your Ladyship is not fully appraised of all the horrors and atrocities perpetrated by the fiendish rebels -of the many wells and tanks filled up with the mutilated, but often only half dead bodies of our nearest and dearest ones who refused to abandon the faith of our fathers; of pregnant women cut to pieces and left on the roadsides and in the jungles, with the unborn babies protruding from the mangled corpses; of our innocent and helpless children torn from our arms and done to death before our eyes and of our husbands and fathers tortured, flayed and burnt alive; of our helpless sisters forcibly carried away from the midst of kith and kin and subjected to every shame and outrage which the vile and brutal imagination of these inhuman hellhounds could conceive of; of thousands of our homesteads reduced to circular mounds out of sheer savagery in a wanton spirit of destruction; of our places of worship desecrated and destroyed and of the images of the deity shamefully insulted by putting the entrails of slaughtered cows where flower garlands used to lie, or else smashed to pieces; of the wholesale looting of hard earned wealth of generations reducing many who were formerly rich and prosperous to publicly beg for a pie or two in the streets of Calicut, to buy salt or betal leaf -rice being mercifully provided by the various relief agencies of Government.
Source: Oppose The Portrayal of Hindu Genocide as Freedom Struggle
The worst was the reaction from the bearers of our freedom struggle who turned their head away as if though nothing had happened!
The Statement of Gandhi and the Congress committee that tried to whitewash this tragedy:
The Working Committee places on record its sense of deep regret over the deeds of violence done by Moplahs in certain areas of Malabar, these deeds being evidence of the fact that there are still people in India who have not understood the message of the Congress and the Central Khilafat Committee, and calls upon every Congress and Khilafat worker to spread the message of non-violence even under the gravest provocation throughout the length and breadth of India
Another statement of Gandhi in "Young India":
We have forgotten the divine out of dying for our faiths without retaliation... "Be the Moplahs be ever so bad, they deserve to be treated as human beings
Source:Gandhi, the Moulana of Muslim appeasement
The most shameful thing was that the same Mapillah Muslims were hailed as freedom fighters and this massacre was termed as a freedom struggle.
Moplah Rebels been taken away by British Forces
Image Source: Wikipedia
2. The Exodus of the Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs from the Kashmir Valley in 1990
The Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs were living since centuries in the Kashmir valley. They were extremely peaceful and never as much as laid a finger on anyone.
Historically the Kashmiri Hindus had suffered severe persecution during the Islamic rule of India especially under the rule of Sikander Butshikan and in the 20th century from being a majority in Kashmir they were reduced to a minority with a population of 350000 to 400000 which is about 3% to 4% of the population.
During the winter of January 1990 with a planned strategy of Pakistan and the local Kashmiri Muslims, the Kashmiri Hindus were driven out of Kashmir. All the mosques in Kashmir started giving out Jihad messages and mobs of Jihadis started patrolling the streets and killing of Kashmiri Hindus.
The Kashmiri Muslims whom the Kashmiri Hindus(Pandits) considered their brothers and sisters turned up against them upon the call of Islam. All of them acted as if the Hindus were outsiders and were their enemy. They went a blind eye towards them.
This tragedy led to the killing of around 1100 Kashmiri Hindus and exodus of almost all of the population of Hindus. Below is the figure of the atrocity forced on Hindus:
Source: Kashmir History and Politics
The Indian Government and administration again turned a blind eye to this. The Kashmiri Hindus frantically made calls to Jammu and Delhi but all fell in deaf ears. Even the army was not given orders to intervene.
And finally the 5000 year existence of the Hindus in Kashmir came to an end.
The Muslims of Kashmir started shouting the slogans like:
Ralive, Tsaliv ya Galive (convert to Islam, leave the place or prish). Tens of thousands of Kashmiri Muslims poured into the streets of the Valley, shouting ‘death to India’ and death to Kafirs.
Source: Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists
Mosques gave out demonic sermons to remove the Kafirs(infidels) from the Islamic land.
Zalimo, O Kafiro, Kashmir harmara chod do”.
(O! Merciless, O! Kafirs leave our Kashmir)
“Kashmir mein agar rehna hai, Allah-ho-Akbar kahna hoga”
(Any one wanting to live in Kashmir will have to convert to Islam)
La Sharqia la gharbia, Islamia! Islamia!
From East to West, there will be only Islam
“Musalmano jago, Kafiro bhago”,
(O! Muslims, Arise, O! Kafirs, scoot)
“Islam hamara maqsad hai, Quran hamara dastur hai, jehhad hamara Rasta hai”
(Islam is our objective, Q’uran is our constitution, Jehad is our way of our life)
“Kashmir banega Pakistan”
(Kashmir will become Pakistan)
“Kashir banawon Pakistan, Bataw varaie, Batneiw saan”
(We will turn Kashmir into Pakistan alongwith Kashmiri Pandit women, but without their men folk)
“Pakistan se kya Rishta? La Ilah-e- Illalah”
(Islam defines our relationship with Pakistan)
Dil mein rakho Allah ka khauf; Hath mein rakho Kalashnikov.
(With fear of Allah ruling your hearts, wield a Kalashnikov)
“Yahan kya chalega, Nizam-e- Mustafa”
(We want to be ruled under Shari’ah)
“People’s League ka kya paigam, Fateh, Azadi aur Islam”
(“What is the message of People’s League? Victory, Freedom and Islam.”)
Source: Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists
After almost 25 years many Kashmiri Hindus still live in tents in Jammu as refugees within their own country. Almost all long to go back to their home but only if the only true faith allows them too. The community now struggles to maintain it's traditions and culture away from their homeland and refugees in their own country.
Kashmiri Hindu Genocide
Image Source: Index of /shri/images
There are two books that one must read on this topic:
1. Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus by Colonel Tej Kumar Tickoo
2. Our Moon has Blood Clots by Rahul Pandita
|It literally brought an end to the Indian Scientific thought in the fields of Astronomy, Anatomy, Alchemy, Logic, Mathematics..barring some strains that found its way to other parts.
By Manas Teja Katakam
Annihilation of Nalanda & Other Universities in the Eastern India:
A Catastrophe that decimated the knowledge of 2000 year old Indian past
I am overwhelmed by surprise that no one mentions the utter destruction of the string of world famous universities like NALANDA , ODANTHAPURI , VIKRAMASILA …and the ensuing rape, pillage and extermination of Monks & Scholars along with the book-burning caused when Bakhtiyar Khilji [Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khilji , a Islamo-Turkic General of Qutubuddin Aibak,advanced deeper into the Indo-Gangetic plain in 1200 CE.
Before delving into the events of invasion and destruction, some of the phenomenal facts of NALANDA and Other universities that bear the testimony for the legacy of ancient Indian education
- Established in 5th Century CE by Kumaragupta of Gupta Empire.
- A Total residential university campus that sprawled several acres and it housed a staggering 2000 teachers.
- The curriculum included Logic, Astronomy, Grammar, Mathematics, Philosophy, Medicine …in addition to the Hindu and Buddhist Religious Studies.
- No less than 10,000 students from countries like China, Sri Lanka, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Persia, Turkey ..traveled to India to join this world famous institution.
- Students had to go through various tests to gain admission , similar to the Entrance Tests..
- One of the Libraries of Nalanda was a 9 storeyed structure and was a cache to tens of thousands of manuscripts on literature, philosophy,medicine,logic,astronomy..
This is just about Nalanda, a popular name amongst us . In addition to this, there were other renowned universities like Odhanthapuri,Vikramasila, Pushpagiri…
- Odhantapuri housed almost 12000 students according to Tibetan Buddhist sources
- Vikramasila grew to compete with the legacy of Nalanda with its more than 1000 monk-scholars
These formed like a Pearl String of Education System that attracted students and scholars across the Globe and these were all destroyed in the ensuing campaign by the very same Bakthiyar Khilji in matter of months.
To give an idea of the amount of manuscripts present , it took more than three months to burn all the books of the university.
Why is it the darkest chapter ?
- It literally brought an end to the Indian Scientific thought in the fields of Astronomy, Anatomy, Alchemy, Logic, Mathematics..barring some strains that found its way to other parts.
- Millions of manuscripts, scrolls, records, documents.. regarding various subjects were completely destroyed and their knowledge permanently lost.
- Genocide of the thousands of Scholars and Monks resulted in the extirpation of the knowledge from the human memory.
- A progressive thought in the fields of Science, Religion, Art , Philosophy almost ceased resulting in a static and degraded society.
Many scholars and Historians suggest that it was the beginning of a spiral down of the Indian society where Stagnant Traditions and Debauched Rituals usurped Critical and Liberal Doctrines
The Ancient Hindu-Buddhist Tradition of Learning and Knowledge was totally wiped off our memory. Such a monumental loss of faculty, information, knowledge is unparalleled in the Human History .
This is a Death Knell to the Ancient Indian Civilization.
The staggering level of knowledge lost in form of people and books meant for the Indian Civilization a push into a Dark Age, from which it never recovered.
But unfortunately, not many of us know the true significance of these events. Very few recognize how a one man’s hatred and greed changed the face of the Indian Civilization forever.
Undoubtedly this is the Darkest Event in the History of India and no other event comes even marginally close when one considers the aftermath.
Loss of Political Power or Territory or Wealth or Gold .. are never permanent but this loss of knowledge is irrepairable and eternal..
This is virtually an Apocalypse Event that wiped the soul of India.