Sangh Parivar Using Moplah Rebellion to Ignite ‘Threat’ From Indian Muslims – By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Two recent formulations on history made from the highest echelons of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are not just highly distorted, but also indicative of how untrue or half-true versions of the past are integral to the Sangh Parivar’s strategy to discomfit the Indian majority community regarding Muslim presence in public life.
Recent developments in Afghanistan, precipitated by the United States’ decision to pull out from an untenable and unwinnable war, has provided Hindu religio-cultural forces to deepen dislike, prejudice, hatred and suspicion about the reality and inalterability of Muslim presence in India….
Last month, one-time RSS poster-boy,… Ram Madhav upped the ante against Indian Muslims by linking them with developments in Afghanistan. Drawing attention to atrocities being committed by the Taliban, he said that the “Talibani mindset” is a century-old in India and first manifested itself in the Moplah (or Mapillas) Uprisings or Rebellion in the Malabar region of Kerala…. Attempts to link today’s Muslims to these so-labelled ‘invader kings’, is part of the tactic to whip up anger and hatred for them in contemporary India….