In Kerala, last week, a group of Hindu fishermen “were attacked by an armed”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/may/09rajeev.htm Muslim mob and 9 people were murdered. The Government has taken over the local mosque after a large amount of arms were discovered there. When the police went to enter the mosque, “they were stopped”:http://www.keralanext.com/news/index.asp?id=10356 by the Muslim League leaders.
Here are some updates from “Kerala Kaumudi (Malayalam)”:http://www.keralakaumudi.com/news/051103M/a_kerala4.stm
* The collection of arms had started 4 months before the incident in the Juma Masjid.
* The support for this attack was provided by an organization called “NDF”:http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/apr/04kerala.htm.
Unlike Gujarat, this time the Hindus did not react violently. So the enlightened columnists who bombard the Pakistani and American newspapers are silent about it.
“Moplah Rebellion, Part II”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/may/09rajeev.htm
bq. I wonder what the world’s reaction would have been if the situation were reversed and a Hindu mob had killed nine Muslims in front of a mosque. Surely Kuldip Nayar and Praful Bidwai would not have been thunderously silent: they would have badgered the National Human Rights Commission. The Washington Post and The New York Times, not to mention The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express and the Hindu, would have indulged in en masse breastbeating about the end of civilisation in India.
And we all know that “famous forest land grabber”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000084.html who is going to remain silent as well.