“Independent India’s first extremist a Hindu, Nathuram Godse”: Kamal Haasan

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New Delhi: Actor-turned- politician Kamal Hasan and Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan has created a controversy by saying “free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu,” referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

Kamal Haasan during campaigning in Aravakurichi assembly constituency, Tamil Nadu, yesterday: “I am not saying this because many Muslims are here. I’m saying this in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue. First terrorist in independent India is a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse.”

Actor Vivek Oberoi has slammed Kamal Haasan for saying that independent India’s first terrorist was a ‘Hindu’. Oberoi, who is playing the lead role in PM Narendra Modi’s soon-to-be-released biopic asked Haasan if his remark on the Hindu community was ‘because he was speaking in a Muslim dominated area’.

“Dear Kamal sir, you are a great artist. Just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either! You can say Ghodse was a terrorist, why would you specify ‘Hindu’? Is it because you were in a Muslim dominated area looking for votes?” Oberoi said in a tweet.

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