Malappuram: CPM Acting Secretary A. Vijayaraghavan said that the Malabar riots were part of the Indian freedom struggle, despite some communal problems due to organizational limitations. Historians and studies that have examined all aspects of the Rebellion have emphasized its anti-British nature. The struggle was shaped by the resistance against the British and the landlords and feudal lords they protected.
The Malabar Rebellion was one of the first organized forms of such resistance. Prior to the national movement, there was resistance against British imperialism in various parts of the country. The national movement was formed on its foundation. Vijayaraghavan said that the fighting spirit of the Malabar riots was annoying to those who were trying to communalise it. The new move by the Historical Research Council is also in the interest of the current central government.
The first interpretations of the Malabar Rebellion were based on the ideas formed by the British. It was later redefined in the honest sense by the Communists. AKG, who likened the 1946 uprising to the Paris Commune, was imprisoned by the British. Vijayaraghavan said those who criticized Speaker MB Rajesh for likening Warian Kunnath Kunhahammed Haji to Bhagat Singh were following the British attitude of imprisoning AKG.