Malappuram: TheKerala unitof Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) on September 13 released “Dictionary of Mappila Martyrs” after the Indian Council of Historical Research,(ICHR), Government of India New Delhi, removed the 387 martyrs’ names from the ‘Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle’.
The SIO book spread over 221 pages briefly introduces all the 387 Malabar freedom fighters who fought British and their collaborators in 1921.
Amjad Ali EM, State President of SIO Kerala presented the book 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 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.