Case filed against Kamal Hassan for ‘Hindu terrorism’ remark

CHENNAI: A case was filed against veteran film actor Kamal Haasan in a court in Varanasi on Friday for his comments on “Hindu terror” and the matter will be heard on Saturday.

The case has been filed under section 500, 511, 298, 295(a) and 505(c) of IPC over his remark on Hindu terror in his column in Ananda Vikatan, a Tamil weekly.

In an article in a Tamil magazine that came into public domain on Thursday, the film actor has observed that “Hindu right-wing groups have unprecedentedly started indulging in acts of violence”.

Hassan, in his column, wrote, “In the past, Hindu right-wing groups would not indulge in violence, but they would hold a dialogue with the opposite parties on their arguments. But this old tactic was defeated and what they stated to do is use muscle power. They started indulging in violence.”

“The right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well,” wrote the Tamil film icon.

Haasan’s remark drew flaw from various quarters, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

The court has listed the case for hearing on Saturday.

–agencies input