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People like Kamal Haasan should be shot dead, says Hindu Mahasabha leader

In an article in a Tamil magazine, Kamal Hassan said, “There is Hindu extremism in Tamil Nadu, and you cannot say there is no Hindu terror”.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2017 20:00 IST
HT Correspondent & Agencies
HT Correspondent & Agencies
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Varanasi
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Kamal Haasan has been accused of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.(PTI File Photo)

A senior leader of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha on Friday slammed veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan for his “Hindu terror” remarks and said 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 Ashok Sharma said these people accuse 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 said.

Sharma is the national vice president of the group.

Members of the Mahasabha have also announced to boycott all films starring the 62-year-old actor and his family members, including his daughter Shruti Haasan. The outfit has also exhorted others to boycott films of such artistes.

Meanwhile, a court in Varanasi on fixed Saturday November 22 as the next date of hearing on a complaint filed by a lawyer against Haasan for his alleged remarks that “right-wing groups can’t deny existence of Hindu terrorism”.

Advocate Kamlesh Chandra Tripathi had moved his application in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate (sixth) Sudhakar Dubey on Friday. He sought lodging of a case under sections 500, 522, 298, 295(A) and 505(C) of the Indian Penal Code that pertain to defamation, attempt to cause offence, intent to hurt religious feelings and to incite communal disharmony.

The court had accepted the application and fixed November 4 as the next date of hearing. The court heard the case on Saturday and fixed November 22 for next hearing, Tripathi said.

He claimed he would present evidence in the court now. Tripathi said the actor should refrain from such remarks as he had a huge public following.

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 20:00 IST