A militant Hindu outfit Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha on Friday called for the murder of veteran Tamil actor, Kamal Haasan for his comments on Hindu terror. The Hindu outfit said that people like him should be “shot dead”.
Referring to the statement made by Haasan on Thursday in a column in a weekly magazine, Mahasabha leader Pt. Ashok Sharma said these people accused the followers of Hinduism of Hindu terror only to “push their own biased communal agenda”.
“There is no other way to handle people like Kamal Haasan but to either hang them or shoot them dead,” he was quoted by IANS.
Angered by the uncharitable remarks of Kamal Haasan, Sharma — the national Vice President of the Hindu group — said that people who used such language or were so biased against the Hindu religion and its faithfuls had no right to live.
Members of the Mahasabha have also announced to boycott all films of the 62-year-old actor and all actors from his family, including his daughter Shruti Haasan, who acts in Hindi films. The outfit has also exhorted others to follow the suit and boycott films of such artistes.
In a column he penned for Ananda Vikatan magazine, which hit stands on Thursday, Haasan had said, “In the past, Hindu right-wing groups would not indulge in violence, but hold a dialogue with opposite parties on their arguments. But this old tactic was defeated and they started using muscle power. They started indulging in violence.”
He continued, “The right-wing cannot challenge anyone asking the question — show me one Hindu terrorist. Terror has spread into their camp as well.”
Noted actor from the South, Prakash Raj, had thrown his weight behind Haasan while justifying his statement.