Friday, September 25, 2020
Home Politics Chappals hurled at Kamal Haasan who now defends his 'Hindu terrorist' remark on Nathuram...

Chappals hurled at Kamal Haasan who now defends his ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark on Nathuram Godse calling it a ‘historical truth’

Haasan has now moved an anticipatory bail petition before the Madras High Court bench, after Justice B Pugalendhi refused to entertain his earlier petition, seeking quashing of an FIR against him.

Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan, the new entrant into the political fray in India has triggered a massive controversy with his ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark on Nathuram Godse. In the latest, chappals (slippers) were hurled towards a vehicle from which Kamal Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, Wednesday.

One person has been detained, the police said, furthering that the chappals missed the target and fell on the crowd.

After widespread outrage against his remark, Haasan has now justified what he said by calling it a ‘historical truth’.

In his first response after the remarks that landed him in trouble with court and police cases, Haasan urged his critics to make “valid allegations”, asking if he could cater to only one section of people after entering active politics. “They got angry for what I spoke at Aravakurichi. What I spoke (there) is a historical truth. I did not lure anyone to a brawl,” he said during a by-poll campaign at Tirupurankundram near Madurai. He said truth would triumph like the “historic truth I mentioned” and not caste and religion.

- Advertisement -

“Understand the meaning for the word extremist. I could have used the word terrorist or murderer (against Godse), ours is active politics, there won’t be any violence,” he furthered.

Haasan insisted that his detractors reacted and made allegations against him without listening to his entire speech at Aravakurichi. “In Aravakurichi I said independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu. It is a historical truth,” he stated. He further added that all his family members were Hindus and that he would not speak in a manner which would hurt their beliefs. He said the truth will always be bitter and that bitterness will turn into medicine.

It is notable here that Haasan was campaigning in a Muslim majority area when he had made the remark.

Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) chief, Kamal Haasan, while addressing an election rally on Sunday had said that Independent India’s first terrorist was a Hindu and his name was Nathuram Godse. This remark had triggered a huge controversy.

Haasan has now moved an anticipatory bail petition before the Madras High Court bench, after Justice B Pugalendhi refused to entertain his earlier petition, seeking quashing of an FIR against him. Justice Pugalendhi had stated that the court could not get involved at the current stage of events.

This development came after the Karur police booked the actor under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity with his outlandish remark. The complaint was given against him by Hindu Munnani’s Karur district secretary, KV Ramakrishnan.

While the BJP also filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India (EC) against Kamal Haasan for his ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark on Nathuram Godse, the Congress had extended support to Haasan’s comment.

A complaint filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay said that the statement was intended to outrage religious feelings of millions of Hindus. Upadhyay said the speech has also breached the Model Code of Conduct as no one can appeal to caste or communal feelings to secure votes. According to reports, BJP has accused Hasaan of misusing religion for electoral gains.

However, this is not the first time that Haasan has landed himself in a controversy. Earlier, we had reported how the actor-turned-politician had been called out on social media for his controversial comment demanding a plebiscite in Kashmir. He had referred to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir as ‘Azad Kashmir’ but was forced to make a U-turn after his comments were called out on social media. Like the Godse remark, Kamal Haasan had also claimed that his plebiscite remark was also taken out of context.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Separated from her family, kidnapped, converted to Islam and sold for an Ox: Story of Daphia who finally found her family in India

An old woman in Pakistan who was separated from her family during the partition, was abducted and converted to Islam, has finally united with her family in India over a phone call.

India Today journalists whine about media coverage on Deepika summons by NCB only to tail her car giving live updates from Goa

The leftists claimed that the summon sent to Deepika Padukone was timed to distract the nation from the farmers protest

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

Amidst rising coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, doctor alleges Shiv Sena leaders have advised self-medication to suspected COVID patients

An e-poster in the name of Shiv Sena leaders has gone viral on social media platforms, under which they are advising the coronavirus patients to take prescriptions suggested by the Shiv Sena leaders.

5 questions about the new Industrial Relations Code and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition Code answered

In the current parliament session, three bills - Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, Industrial Relations Code and Social Security Code were passed to reform Labour laws.

“Reports say otherwise”: Justice Lalit rejects Sudha Bharadwaj’s bail plea sought on medical grounds

Justice Rastogi rebuked Bharadwaj's lawyer, Vrinda Grover, for calling the medical reports false before the Bombay High Court.

Recently Popular

KWAN representative told me that I need to attend Karan Johar Parties to make a comeback to movies: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

One of the main things is that you need to be seen at Karan Johar's parties, KWAN representative had told Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

Chief of Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell in Maharashtra breaks down while describing the coronavirus situation in the state

In the video, the chief of medical assistant cell in Maharashtra says that he has lost all hopes and that court is the only ray of hope now

ABP journalist manhandles and slaps psephologist Pradeep Bhandari

Pradeep Bhandari was in Mumbai near the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) covering the bollywood drug abuse scandal.

Properties made available for sale or rent only to Muslims appear on several real estate portals

Even in a cosmopolitan city such as Mumbai, bigoted homeowners actively discriminate between tenants.

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

What they did on 5th August, was the last nail on the ‘coffin of India’: Farooq Abdullah says Kashmiris would prefer to be ruled...

Abdullah stated, "once the restrictions are lifted, lakhs of Kashmiris will hit the streets protesting against the Modi government".

Radicalises Muslim youth, spreads hate: Govt plans to ban Islamist Zakir Naik’s Mobile App through which, banned Peace TV is being broadcast

Central govt is planning to ban radical Islamist preacher Zakir Naik channel Peace TV, his mobile app and YouTube channel for inciting religious hatred.

Separated from her family, kidnapped, converted to Islam and sold for an Ox: Story of Daphia who finally found her family in India

An old woman in Pakistan who was separated from her family during the partition, was abducted and converted to Islam, has finally united with her family in India over a phone call.

India Today reporters chase a car in Goa saying Deepika Padukone is inside it, hours later says the actress is still in hotel

India Today reporters were chasing a wrong car in Goa, believing that Deepika Padukone was travelling in it on the way to the airport.

Delhi Police rebuts fake news by NDTV that Kapil Mishra named as a whistle-blower in Delhi riots case

Delhi police have said that NDTV is trying to peddle its narrative in Delhi riots by airing fake news, saying the channel is creating fiction

‘The situation in electronic media is like Nazi Germany’: Families of Congress leaders file intervention petition in Sudarshan News case

Wives of Congress leaders Rajiv Tyagi and Pawan Khera seeks to 'assist' the Supreme Court in the Sudarshan News case

NCPCR asks AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha to submit proof to substantiate his claims in Zubair-child harassment case

NCPCR has asked AltNews founder Pratik Sinha to provide proof of claims made in support of colleague Zubair Mohammad in child harassment case

Kashmir High Court lawyer Babar Qadri shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar days after Islamists accused him of working for agencies

Kashmir High Court advocate Babar Qadri was shot dead at point blank range by terrorists in Srinagar on Thursday evening

Joe Biden’s son received millions of dollars from wife of Russian politician, linked to human trafficking and prostitution ring: US Senate report

Senate Committee's report on Hunter Biden alludes his association with Ukrainian and Russian business entities may have affected the US' Ukraine policy during the time Joe Biden was Vice President.

India Today journalists whine about media coverage on Deepika summons by NCB only to tail her car giving live updates from Goa

The leftists claimed that the summon sent to Deepika Padukone was timed to distract the nation from the farmers protest

Chief of Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell in Maharashtra breaks down while describing the coronavirus situation in the state

In the video, the chief of medical assistant cell in Maharashtra says that he has lost all hopes and that court is the only ray of hope now

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
455,376FollowersFollow
16,900SubscribersSubscribe