Independent India’s First Terrorist Was A Hindu: Kamal Haasan
New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan sparked a controversy, saying that India’s first “terrorist was a Hindu,” referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948.
Speaking at an election campaign in Tamil Nadu’s Aravakurichi last night, the Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder 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.”
“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,” he said.
“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 added.
Earlier in November 2017, Haasan had stoked a row when he spoke on “Hindu extremism,” which drew ire from the BJP and Hindu outfits.