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Coastal Kerala getting 'de-Hinduised:' RSS

George Iype in Kochi | July 10, 2003 18:02 IST

The Hindu population incoastal Keralahas been reduced to 'less than 20 per cent,' if one goes by the 'assessment'of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Kerala unit.

The 'assessment' was submitted during thenational RSS convention-- the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal -- at Kanyakumari last week.

The RSS and Vishwa Hindu Parishadclaimthe state's coastal regionsare getting 'de-Hinduised.'

Two months ago,Marad village in north Keralawitnessed one of the worst communal killings in the state's history. Nine people -- eight Hindus and one Muslim -- were killed and several others injured when a group of some 50 people armed with swords, knives and countrymade bombs attacked the village.

What more could Antony have done?

Based on itsstate unit's assessment, the RSSleadershipasked the central and state governments to take urgent measures to strengthenCoast Guard surveillancearoundthe Kerala coast.

The RSS leadershipalso issueda resolution that said areas around the state's Muslim-dominated Malappuram district havebecome'completely Islamised.'

Moplah Rebellion: Part II

The RSS resolutionsaidthough some 35 Hindu organisations across the country demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Marad carnage, the A K Antony government continues to dodge the demand becauseof political pressure from the Muslim League, a member of the ruling coalition in Kerala.

VHP Kerala Secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan told "An Islamic religious conspiracy is on to drive outHindus from the Kerala coast." He alleged that anti-nationaloutfits likeAl-Umma andLaskhar-e-Tayiba are "actively engaged" in Kerala at the behest of Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence agencyto drive outHindus from coastal areas.

But Muslim leadersreject thecharges. Kerala Industry Minister P K Kunjalikutty dubsthe RSS-VHP findings"false."

"Kerala is one place where one religious community does not fear the other. We do not have any reports which say Hindus have fled the coastal regionsdue tofear of Muslims," he told

The ministersaidBJP leaders are trying to scuttle the rehabilitation of Muslim families inMarad village. Nearly 400 families, most of them Muslims,fled Marad after the killings.

While the state policearrested most of those accused ofthe killings, the rehabilitation ofMuslim families has led to stiff resistance from local Hindu groups, making it a troublesomeissue for the Antony government.

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