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Case filed against Kamal Haasan over Hindu terror remark in Ananda Vikatan

Kamal Haasan’s remark on Hindu terror drew flak from the BJP and the RSS.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2017 22:35 IST
The matter will be heard in court on Saturday.
The matter will be heard in court on Saturday.(File Photo)

A complaint has been filed against actor Kamal Haasan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with his recent remark that “right wing groups can’t deny existence of Hindu terrorism”.

The application was moved in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate by a lawyer Kamlesh Chandra Tripathi in Varanasi.

On Friday, the court accepted his petition and fixed November 4 for the hearing in the case.

In his complaint, Tripathi accused the actor of hurting religious sentiments of Hindus by making inflammatory and derogatory remark of Hindu terrorism.

He sought lodging of a case under IPC sections 500, 522, 298, 295(A) and 505(C).

He said the actor should refrain from such remarks as he has a huge public following.

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 flak from various quarters, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 19:23 IST