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Chappals hurled at Kamal Haasan amid row over Nathuram Godse terrorist remark

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

india Updated: May 16, 2019 09:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Madurai (TN)
Haasan, founder of new political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), kicked up a controversy this week with his comment that free India’s first extremist was a Hindu, a reference to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.(PTI)

Chappals were hurled towards a vehicle from which actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening, police said.

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

Haasan, founder of new political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), kicked up a controversy this week with his comment that free India’s first extremist was a Hindu, a reference to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 16, 2019 09:45 IST