SIO releases Dictionary of Mappila Martyrs, condemns ‘Sangh distorted history’

By Muslim Mirror Staff

The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) on Monday released ”Dictionary of Mappila Martyrs” after removal of 387 martyrs’ names from the ‘Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle’.

The book was handed over by Amjad Ali EM, State President of SIO Kerala to Alavi Kakkadan, a prominent historian and chairman of Variyamkunnath Kunjahammad Haji Foundation of India.

Abdul Hakeem Nadwi, State secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Kerala, Rashad VP, State secretary of SIO Kerala, and Sahel Bas Joint Secretary of SIO Malappuram were present at the launch of the event at Press Club Malappuram.

The 221 pages book briefly introduces all the 387 Malabar leaders who fought British and their collaborators in 1921.

”The greatness of Variyan Kunnathu and Ali Musliyar lies in not getting into the good list of Sangh Parivar. And history will remember them for getting omitted from Sangh distorted history,” said Amjad Ali.

‘Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle’ is published by the Ministry of Culture. The ministry is known to have decided to remove the names of 387 martyrs.

2 thoughts on “SIO releases Dictionary of Mappila Martyrs, condemns ‘Sangh distorted history’

  1. In the book The Moplah Rebellion, 1921 written by Diwan Bahadur C. Gopalan, who was the Deputy Collector of Calicut, Malabar, there is a detailed account of what transpired that fateful day of 25th September.

    On page 56 of the book, Gopalan writes:

    There is a well situated about midway between Tuvur and Karuvarakundu on the slope of a bare hillock. Here the Chembrasseri Tangal’s followers about 4,000 in number from the neighbouring amsoms held a great meeting. The Tangal sat in the shadow of a small tree. More than 40 Hindus were caught by the rebels and taken to the Tangal with their hands tied behind their back. Thirty-eight were condemned to death. Three are said to have been shot and the rest taken one by one to the well. Just at the brink, there is a small tree. The executioner stood here and after cutting the neck with his sword, pushed the body into the well.

    Many of the people who were thus thrown in were not dead. But escape was impossible. The sides of the well are cut in hard laterite rock and there are no steps. It is said that some people were crying out from the well even on the third day of the massacre. They must have died a peculiarly horrible death. At the time when this massacre was perpetrated, it was the rainy season and there was some water in the week, but now it is dry. And any visitor can have a look at the gruesome sight. The bottom is entirely filled with human bones. Pundit Rishi Ram, an Arya Samaj member, who was standing by my side counted 30 skulls.
    One skull deserves particular mention.
    It is still seen divided neatly into two halves. This is said to be the skull of an old man named Kumara Panikkar, whose head was slowly cut into two halves by means of a saw.

    This is the level of brutality of Chembrasseri Tangal, who until recently was a “freedom fighter”. Maybe earlier Congress govts mistook “JIHAD AGAINST K@FF!RS” as struggle for freedom.

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