Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve to celebrate Partition Memorial Day on 14th of August every year will remind us of the unimaginable human tragedy associated with the Partition of the country, the religious-social factors associated with it and the failure of the political leadership of that period. It will also teach us to look into and act on those measures and modalities, so that such unfortunate incidents can be effectively prevented in future.
It is noteworthy that from the historical period to the modern era, where the land of India has been full of achievements related to religion, economics, education, literature and art, it was also full of terrible foreign invasions, murder, mistreatment of women, looting, arson and sabotage. Silent witness. Medieval rulers did not learn much in spite of repeated invasions of the country by foreigners. They remained victims of unforgivable amnesia with respect to their history. Some individual efforts like the great Pratihara rulers and Veer Bappa Rawal also proved insufficient.
The result was that first Sindh was lost, then Nalanda University was burnt, Somnath was looted and Delhi also fell. From Punjab to Kamrup and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the holy land was riddled with uncivilized Turks, Afghans and Mughal invaders.
After a long struggle, when the country got independence, the sad partition of the country also came along with it and with it the pain of horrific carnage and mistreatment. No wonder this too was almost forgotten. Some of the country’s elementary education ministers and the Left together played with history in such a way that centuries of atrocities on common Indians were made to disappear from academic books. This conspiracy has had a disastrous effect on Indian society.
How many of the common Indians remember about the horrifying incidents that happened a hundred years ago, which Hindu men and women of Malabar, Kerala suffered at the hands of jihadi Moplahs. On August 20, 1921, in Pinmangadi, a small town in Kerala, the conflict between the Moplah Muslims and the British government on the question of Khilafat quickly took the form of widespread anti-Hindu riots. It is also necessary to mention here that in the history books, this well-planned massacre is still taught in the name of ‘Moplah Rebellion’, as if it was a struggle of the farmers of a particular area against the exploitation of the British. It is difficult to find a more accurate example of the dreadful disease of amnesia prevalent among Indians.