"Earlier such Hindu rightwingers, without indulging in violence against those belongingto other religions, made the latter indulge in violence through their arguments and counter arguments", he said. Hassan has been booked under IPC sections 500, 511, 298, 295 (a) & 505 (c) pertaining to defamation, attempt to cause offence, intent to hurt religious feelings and to incite community. "Extremism has spread into their camp as well", said Mr Haasan, who is revving up for a political career. "Extremism is in no way a (mark of) success or growth for those who call themselves Hindus", wrote the Tamil film icon.
Gundurao's remark came hours after a defamation case was filed against Haasan for hurting religious sentiments.
Chennai: Noted South Indian actor Prakash Raj, who risked the wrath of right-wing social media users last month with his comments over the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, has commissioned a sequel. Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundurao, dubbing cow vigilantes as terrorist, said all the people who take law in their hands and terrorise people are terrorist. "Then what is terrorising.", Raj asked. Not more than a couple of weeks back Prakash Raj, the actor-filmmaker was not only trolled online, but also had a case registered against him, for "voicing his opinion", which is supposed to be a fundamental right, guaranteed by the constitution.
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Both Prakash Raj and Arvind Swami have been speaking on political issues in recent times. He had mentioned in his article that some Hindu organisations were breeding terrorists. Legendary Tamil actor Rajinikanth was also present at the event, sparking rumours that the two leaders were planning to take the plunge in politics.
Kamal Haasan had responded by saying that the effort to turn the whole world into right wing will not succeed.