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“India’s first terrorist was a Hindu”, says actor Kamal Hassan

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Indian actor-turned-politician, Kamal Hassan, while addressing a public rally made a bold statement claiming that India’s first terrorist was a Hindu. He had referred to the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse in his statement.

On Sunday, Kamal Hassan the president of Makkal Needhi Miam party stated “I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Independent India’s first extremist ( Theevravaadi) was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it starts.”

“I consider myself the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and have come to question that killing”, added Kamal Hassan. India’s Tricolour should be preserved in its originality. There is an attempt to make one colour dominant and the rest you know what colour I am referring to. We need to drive that group away from power,” he stated in a rally at Pallpatti that has a sizable proportion of the Muslim population.

Kamal Hassan now is confronting opposition from the hardliners of Bhartiya Janata Party, who approached the Election Commission with a petition to stop Kamal Hassan from making public rallies.

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BJP’s allies, including Shiv Sena and AIADMK, too condemned him while Congress’s Tamil Nadu unit and Dravidar Kazhagam backed him. In the meanwhile, Indian actor Vivek Oberoi, who recently starred in a biopic of Narendra Modi took to Twitter and addressed Kamal Hassan for his statement.

“Dear Kamal sir, you are a great artist. Just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either! You can say Ghodse was a terrorist, why would you specify ‘Hindu’? Is it because you were in a Muslim dominated area looking for votes?”

He further added: “Please sir, from a much smaller artist to a great one, let’s not divide this country, we are one.”

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