The period between 1947-48 was tense in the Hyderabad state (which comprised parts of present day (Maharastra and Karnataka), as Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh and last monarch, was deliberating between joining India or running an independent state. It gave Razvi the chance to take over the political vaccum and to unleash a reign of terror, especially on Hindus. (first picture is of major general Syed Ahmed El Edroos surrendering to lieutenant general Chaudhari of the Indian army.) A few years before 1948, Kasim Razvi, head of the Razakaars, also took over the Majilis-e-Itteahadul Muslimeen (which is today known as the All India MIM headed by Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi), after the death of Bahadur Yar Jung, the MIM's president, in 1944. It was first floated as an Islamist organisation in 1927. AfterOperation Polo, Razvi was incarceration till 1957 and then left for Pakistan, following which in 1958 Owaisi's grandfather Abdul Wahid Owaisi took over the reigns of the MIM , and added the 'All India' prefix, rechristening it as the AIMIM.
While the are accounts of killings by the Razakaars, particularly of Hindus, the Sunderlal committee was formed in 1949 by former Prime Minister to look into alleged atrocities like rape, murder and looting of Muslims committed by the Indian army post Operation Polo. The report, which was made public a few years ago, gives an account of these alleged atrocities in parts of the princely state of Hyderabad along with names. (copy can be found online and is also in a book titled 'Hyderabad After The Fall', which is with me). In all honesty, we should be informed about these events. Nor should we judge what had happened with today's standards, but should look at them for what they were.
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