Kamal Haasan ‘Hindu terror’ remarks: Plea in Madras High Court seeks FIR against actor

"By making such statements Kamal Haasan is trying to brand Hindus as terrorists. The actor with vested interests is trying to divide the Tamil community on basis of religion," the petitioner said

By: PTI | Chennai | Published: November 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Petition against Kamal Haasan in HC Kamal Haasan had said the presence of “Hindu terrorism” in the country could not be ruled out. File Photo

A petition seeking direction to the police to register an FIR against actor Kamal Haasan for his alleged comments on “Hindu terrorism” in a Tamil magazine has been filed in the Madras High Court.

When the plea came up for hearing on Thursday, Justice M S Ramesh directed the public prosecutor to get instructions from the police authority concerned and adjourned the petition by a week.

According to the petitioner G Devarajan, a registered advocate clerk in the High Court, Haasan said in an article published in a Tamil magazine that the presence of “Hindu terrorism” in the country could not be ruled out. “By making such statements Kamal Haasan is trying to brand Hindus as terrorists. He should understand that no religion preaches violence but only peace. The actor with vested interests is trying to divide the Tamil community on basis of religion,” the petitioner said.

He added that he had approached the Chennai police commissioner on November 4 and Teynampet police on November 6 with his complaint against the actor. Since no action was taken on the complaints, he approached the High Court.

The petitioner also wanted the court to direct the police to take action against the editor of the Tamil magazine for publishing the article.

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    Gurdeep
    Nov 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm
    Hindus are spreading terror in India for sure,has anyone heard of Bajrang Dal and the RSS. Its motto is:Hindi,Hindu,Hindustan!!!!!! India is full of hatred. Lynching of Muslims in U.P. speaks volumes..
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      Joseph Mumbai
      Nov 17, 2017 at 12:54 am
      Hindus are victims of Jihadi terror. This Kamal is doomed to begin with.
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        Dawood
        Nov 17, 2017 at 12:12 am
        Film industry is controlled by muslim mafia from Dubai just like media is controlled by christian church mafia. So now you know which side Kamal Hassan is on? If given an opportunity he will spread jihad if he gets cheap financing from Bhai in Dubai.
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          MyTake
          Nov 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm
          Kamal Hassan actually meant "Brahmin terrorists"
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            MyTake
            Nov 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm
            Brahmins have not killed that many people what only the “brothers” killed atbthe dawn of 21st century!
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              Indian
              Nov 16, 2017 at 11:48 pm
              You are doing nice work in spreading hatred ness in India.
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            Citizen
            Nov 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm
            Probably senility has set in on this guy!!! and some other actors after demonetization as they lost their money as well as their stability and mind. Did he forget why he was stopped for couple of hours before entering US his name resembles some one!!! Jaihind
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              Kumar
              Nov 17, 2017 at 8:20 am
              The only people who lost money in demonetization are those who worked hard to earn it. Do you know that Modi was also refused visa by the US government once?
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