Makkal Nidhi Maayam (MNM) founder and Versatile Actor Kamal Haasan have raised a new controversy by saying that “Free India’s first terrorist was Hindu, his name was Godse“. Addressing an election rally on Sunday night, actor-politician said he was one of those “proud Indians” who desires an India with equality and where the “three colours” in the tricolour, an obvious reference to different faiths, “remained intact.” He further said, “I am not saying that because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Azad India’s first terrorist was Hindu and his name is Nathuram Godse. There it [terrorism, apparently] starts,” he said.
Mr. Haasan said he had come here “seeking answers for that murder,” referring to Gandhi’s assassination in 1948.
Kamal Haasan has also been a target of right-wing extremism earlier. About a year and a half ago, in this regard, he also wrote a disputed article on this subject. In that, he had written that the right wing groups stopped the violence because their old “strategy” has stopped working.
Hasan had written in his column in the issue of ‘Ananda Vikatan‘ in the Tamil magazine, that right-wing organizations have made changes in their attitude, although they have not named anyone in it.
He said, “In the past, Hindu right wing used to force violence against the people of other religions, without violence, against their people and counter-arguments.” Hassan wrote that although “this old conspiracy” It started to fail, then these groups joined the violence. The Tamil film actor had written, “Extremism can’t be a successor development (standard) for them, in any way, who call themselves Hindus.”