Kamal Haasan, founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) has said that India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, pointing his fingers at Nathuram Godse, the assassinator of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation
Bengaluru: Make no mistake! If you say a terrorist attack was carried out by a Muslim, every so-called secular or liberal jumps into the fray and holds a knife at your neck! They go on screaming that terrorism has no religion, but when an attack is carried out by a person who happens to be a Hindu, they don’t shy away from labelling it as “an act of Hindu terror”.
The latest to the addition of Hindu insulters is none other than Kamal Haasan, founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM). In a campaigning speech in Tamil Nadu, he said, “"I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India's first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (terrorism, apparently) starts.”
The reference was to Nathuram Godse, who shot dead Gandhiji.
Kamal Haasan is a known Hindu-baiter. In November 2017, he was caught in a storm when he used the words Hindu extremism. As his words created a lot of controversy, he had rushed into calm fraying tempers.
“We classify terror as terror and not based on religion. It is condemnable that he spoke of a religion known for its tolerance. The BJP unit in Tamil Nadu will take note of it and he has to answer the people for besmirching Hinduism,” said Shreenath Sheshadri, a BJP spokesperson.
Incidentally, when the Prime Minister, during one of his campaigns said that there was nothing called “Hindu terror”, he had been criticised by all and sundry of the secular brigade.
As an addition to his remark, Kamal Haasan brought in the issue of the tri-colour saying, “Good Indians desire for equality and want the three colours in the tricolour to remain intact. I am a good Indian, will proudly proclaim that," he said.
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Last Updated May 13, 2019, 1:38 PM IST