Tamil megastar Kamal Haasan has landed himself in a spot of bother after he said that the right-wing Hindu groups could not deny the existence of Hindu terror in India.
News agency ANI reported that a case was filed against Haasan under IPC sec 500, 511, 298, 295(a) & 505(c) over his remark on Hindu terror adding that the matter will be heard tomorrow.
Writing in a Tamil weekly news magazine, the popular star said, “The right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well. In the past, Hindu, right-wing groups would not indulge in violence. They would hold a dialogue with opponents. But now they resort to violence.”
Haasan added, “Hindus are losing faith in ‘satyameva jayate‘ and instead subscribing to ‘might is right’.”
BJP leader Vinay Katiyar had called Haasan a mentally unstable person.
“His mental state is unstable. He should be getting treated in a hospital. Politics of such defamatory nature is not okay. He doesn’t have any proof,” Katiyar was quoted by India Today.
Political analysts feel that the latest stand, a bold one, by Haasan will help him occupy the emptying space in politics in both Tamil Nadu and and rest of India.
“I believe Kamal is trying to occupy the considerable anti-Hindutva space in Tamil Nadu vacated by a docile AIADMK and a confused DMK,” RK Radhakrishnan, Associate Editor, Frontline was quoted by News18.
Haasan had recently apologised for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement last November. The 62-year-old actor, who has announced his intention to float a new political party, wrote, “If the PM accepts his mistake, my salaam (salute) awaits him.”