In a shocking rally in Kerala today, the Popular Front of India (PFI), an extremist Islamist organization, chose to do a rally parading men dressed in RSS uniforms. The men being paraded were also chained. The audio and visuals from the rally confirm a lot of Islamic chanting, including Allahu Akbar, la ilaha illallah muhammadur rasulullah, and others chanted during the procession.
The rally was held in Tenhipalam town in Malappuram district of Kerala, and video shows the procession passing through Chelari, the main commercial centre of the town.
Some of the chants during the procession were potentially incendiary, including calls to chain RSS members. Apart from people in RSS uniforms, the rally also had people dressed as British officers, chained and tied with ropes, with the other end of the rope held by people in skullcaps and lungis. The RSS and British dressed people were followed by a large group of people holding lathis, dresssed in skullcaps and lungis.
Some sources have said that PFI’s rally today is to ‘celebrate’ the centenary of the ‘1921 Malabar Hindu Genocide’ or Moplah massacre, which is better known in history as the Malabar Rebellion of 1921.
The estimated Hindu deaths of the ethnic cleansing in Moplah massacre tantamount to somewhere around 10,000 and it is believed that as many a 100,000 Hindus were forced to leave Kerala in the wake of the riots.
Annie Besant described the events in her book ‘The Future of Indian Politics’ as: “They murdered and plundered abundantly, and killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatize. Somewhere about a lakh of people were driven from their homes with nothing but the clothes they had on, stripped of everything. Malabar has taught us what Islamic rule still means, and we do not want to see another specimen of the Khilafat Raj in India”.
Babasaheb Ambedkar in his book, Pakistan or the Partition of India, wrote, “The blood-curdling atrocities committed by the Moplas in Malabar against the Hindus were indescribable. All over Southern India, a wave of horrified feeling had spread among the Hindus of every shade of opinion, which was intensified when certain Khilafat leaders were so misguided as to pass resolutions of “congratulations to the Moplas on the brave fight they were conducting for the sake of religion”.”
The number of Hindu Temples that were destroyed in the genocide is speculated to be a hundred. Forcible conversion of Hindus were rampant and unspeakable atrocities were poured upon Hindus.
Last year in January, the Yogi Adityanath U.P. Government had asked for a ban on PFI because of the violence caused by PFI during the anti-CAA riots. The Central Government deferred the banning of PFI because of anti-CAA violence and nothing has come of it yet.