Case lodged against Kamal Haasan in Varanasi for terror remark


CHENNAI:  Actor Kamal Haasan gave a remark recently against the right wing Hindus in his column in a Tamil magazine on Thursday that they have changed from taking part in debates and involved in terrorism to broadcast their plan. On his statement, a complaint was filed against him in Varanasi on Friday.

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The case has been lodged against Kamal Haasan under Sections 500 (punishment for defamation), 511, 298 (hurting religious sentiment), 295-A (intend to outrage religious feelings), and 505-C (attempt to incite hatred enmity between classes) of the IPC. The issue will be announced on Saturday.

After his statement, Hindutva forces and BJP leaders including Vinay Katiyar mentioned Kamal’s mental situation as “unbalanced”. On the other hand, H Raja described him as a “follower of terrorists”.

“From his known stand of being an anti-Hindu, Kamal Haasan has now promoted himself as a supporter of terrorists. Nationalists’ beware. During Viswaroopam crisis, certain Muslim outfits had commented that the (actor’s) fear will not go away for another 20 years and it looks to be true. Attack on Hindus shameful,” Raja wrote on Twitter.

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“Lynching, abusing, killing, threatening, harassing in the name of religion is a terror. Any religion… We see this now. N this needs to be stopped,” Congress spokesperson Khushbu tweeted.