Case against Kamal Haasan for 'right-wing Hindu terror' remark

Kamal Haasan

Defamation case filed against Kamal Haasan after Hindu terror remark

BJP's Nalin Kohli said, "Kamal Haasan is a well-known artist but there aren't many films of his coming up of late".

In his complaint, Tripathi sought lodging of a case under IPC sections 500, 522, 298, 295 (A) and 505 (C) against Haasan.

The national vice president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha Ashok Sharma said, "There is no other way to handle people like Kamal Haasan but to either hang them or shoot them dead".

The veteran Tamil actor earlier this week wrote in a column that right-wing groups in the country are increasingly resorting to violence. They would hold a dialogue with opponents. They too have started using violence.

He further wrote, "The right-wing can not challenge anyone asking the question: show me, one Hindu terrorist".

Another leader of the Mahasabha has called for boycotting all films of the 62-year-old actor and all others from his family, including his daughter Shruti Haasan.

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This remark has "deeply hurt" the sentiments of scores of people following Hindu religion, it added.

"Hindus have a long history of forgiveness and kind-heartedness".

Kamal's comments were in response to a question by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan published in the same magazine.

Political analysts feel that the latest stand, a bold one, by Haasan will help him occupy the emptying space in politics in both Tamil Nadu and and rest of India. The slow growth of Hindutva powers are weakening the Dravidian tradition.

Responding to the Kerala CM's question, Kamal had said, "Terrorism has spread to that extent in their camp".

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