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Moplah Rebellion First Manifestation Of Talibani Mindset In India: RSS Leader Ram Madhav

Swarajya Staff

Aug 20, 2021, 04:28 PM | Updated 04:28 PM IST

RSS Leader Ram Madhav (Pic Via Twitter)
RSS Leader Ram Madhav (Pic Via Twitter)

Former national general secretary of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh leader Ram Madhav on Friday (20 August) said that the 1921 Moplah rebellion, also known as Moplah riot, in Kerala was in a way the first manifestation of Talibani mindset in India.

Madhav, a member of the National Executive Committee of RSS, was speaking at an event held at Kozhikode in remembrance of the victims of the violence during the 1921 riots in Kerala.

He also attacked the CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led communist government in Kerala for allegedly trying to whitewash the riot by celebrating it as a "communist revolution".

"Taliban isn't just a terror outfit, it's a mindset. Born out of fundamentalists, radicalists and Islamist ideas. Its victims are around the world even in Muslim countries. One of the worst victims of such a mindset has been Indian. This mindset was responsible for the partition of our country in 1947," Madav was quoted by ANI as saying.

"In the last century, the first society to be subjected to this kind of mindset was none other than Kerala. The Moplah rebellion was in a way the first manifestation of Talibani mindset in India," he added.

Madav said that there was no media presence back then like now, so as an attempt to hide the details of the revolt, it was projected as the agitation against the British or the agrarian uprising.

"As there was no way for larger countries and the world to know about those atrocities, attempts were made to conceal and whitewash them. It was projected as it was a movement against the British or it was a communist revolution against 'zamindars'," said Madhav.

He also slammed the Kerala government for projecting the so called rebellion as a communist revolution.

"We have a Communist government here in Kerala. They are trying to project it (Moplah rebellion) as a movement against the British or a communist revolution against the bourgeois or zamindars," he said.

“They want to celebrate it in a totally different manner. They want movies to be made on ‘heroism’ of the rebellion leaders. The Leftist liberal cabal is trying to whitewash it (Moplah rebellion),” he alleged, adding “that world over the Left is known for distorting the facts. It is in their genes.”

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