PIL in Madras HC seeks FIR against Kamal Haasan on Hindu terror remark
The Madras High Court on Thursday sought a reply from Tamil Nadu police on a plea seeking to file a case against Kamal Haasan on his Hindu terror remark.
The petitioner also wanted the court to direct the police to take action against the editor of the Tamil magazine for publishing the article.
In his column in the weekly Ananda Vikatan, Haasan has allegedly stated that the presence of 'Hindu terrorism' in the country cannot be ruled out.
"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," he wrote.
The actor had further said that Tamil Nadu will become an example for social justice once again, and congratulated Kerala for "showing the way."
Hassan has been booked under IPC sections 500, 511, 298, 295(a) & 505(c) pertaining to defamation, attempt to cause offence, intent to hurt religious feelings and to incite community.