Hindu terror exists; right-wing groups now prefer violence over debate: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Rakesh Sinha, an RSS ideologue, demanded an apology from the actor.

"In the past the Hindu right used to engage only in intellectual debates with the other religious groups".

Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday said Hindu right wing groups can not anymore claim that there are no "Hindu terrorists", as they resort to violence instead of engaging in meaningful dialogue. Kamal Haasan said. When one generation is growing up without being aware of the caste system the conservatives are trying to intrude into them to preach casteism, as reflected by the blatant segregation of cine artistes on social media, the actor who recently threw in his lot with Vijay after the BJP targeted the latter's Mersal, said. The party also said opportunistic politicians who have taken such a cynical route have bitten dust in politics for hurting Indian sentiments. The Hindu right wing groups can not claim that there are no Hindu terrorists now. The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has now responded to his controversial remark comparing him with terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed. He claimed that "Hindu terror" was not a new phenomenon. They would hold a dialogue with opponents.

Tamil Nadu won't accept Hassan with the kind of lewd politics he is trying to play and his narrow perspective has been left exposed in open with the kind of comments he has put forth in the column, added Narasimha Rao.

Speaking about social justice, the actor said Kerala "shows the way" in the social justice. He also had slammed the All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu for corruption. A party leader went on to call him "mentally unstable". There is no Hindu terrorist organisation. "If he has such an inclination, he should report it to the authorities". Taking a strong exception to the actor's remark, Hindu Makkal Katchi president Arjun Sampath said, "Kamal Haasan must take back his words". "The NIA must visit him to seek evidence (for Hindu terorrism)", he said.

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