Kamal Haasan defends Godse remark, says every religion has their own terrorist


After slipper hurled at Kamal Haasan in his rally, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief has now defended his Hindu extremist remark and said ‘every religion has their own terrorist and none can claim that they are sanctimonious’. Earlier Haasan said that free India’s first ‘extremist was a Hindu’ — Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Now it seems like he is defending his statement, “I feel the quality of polity is going down. I don’t feel threatened. Every religion has their own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists,” the actor-turned-politician said.

Earlier after his Hindu terrorist remark, footwear was thrown during at his bypoll campaign at Thirupparankundram in Madurai on Wednesday, stones and eggs were hurled during a public meeting on Thursday at Aravakurichi in Karur district by unidentified persons. MNM workers had allegedly beaten up the persons suspected to have thrown stones and eggs.