Stoking yet another controversy, actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday said independent India’s “first terrorist was a Hindu” – Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, even as he stressed extremism had no religion.
Kamal Haasan’s remarks made during his campaign seeking votes for Mohanraj, the Makkal Needhi Maiam’s candidate for the May 19 by-polls to Aravakurichi assembly constituency in Karur district, blew up into a major political row with the BJP demanding his arrest.
Owing to the backlash, Kamal Haasan is understood to have cancelled his campaign meetings in the constituency scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The actor-politician had received the wrath of the right-wing organisations in 2018 when he had spoken about Hindu extremism.…
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- Kamal Haasan comment: Delhi HC says ‘no’ to plea for a direction to ECI (May 15, 2019, The Hindu)
- Panned for Nathuram Godse terrorist remark, Kamal Haasan’s party has an explanation (May 15, 2019, Hindustan Times)
- Stones, eggs thrown at Kamal Haasan during election rally in TN (May 18, 2019, News Minute)