A Vijayaraghavan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: The Malabar Rebellion was anti-British and a part of the national freedom struggle, said CPM state secretary A Vijayaraghavan. He said that history cannot be denied and that RSS talks about the British policy and its interpretation.
“The opinion has been formed by examining all aspects of the struggle and everybody focussed on the anti-British side of this struggle. The anti-British movement was against the landlords who acted as representatives of the British,” he said.
“It is clear from the initial understanding of India's territorial structure that the British gave legal protection to landlordism. Naturally, there are a lot of bad things that happened and the terrible exploitation that comes out of it," he said.
"The Malabar Rebellion has been the subject of many studies as one of the most organized agitations and as one of the most brutally suppressed agitations by the British,” he added.
Vijayaraghavan also pointed out that national movements were not active in Kerala during the Malabar riots.