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'You can't say there is no Hindu terror': Veteran actor Kamal Haasan

'You can't say there is no Hindu terror': Veteran actor Kamal Haasan

The BJP on Thursday described Kamal Haasan's remarks about Hindu extremism as "myopic and brazen" and said that the actor's comments signalled he had arrived on the political scene as a fringe element.

He wrote that right-wing Hindus have realised that their attempts of using debates are not working and now they have resorted to violence.

Attacking right wing's philosophy, Haasan in his column for Tamil weekly magazine Ananda Vikatan, wrote, "In the past, Hindu right-wing groups would not indulge in violence". Once this approach started failing they have resorted to muscle power. However, he said the political growth of such forces were only temporary. "It was done by the former home minister P Chidambaram and Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shindey saying it on the floor of Parliament that there is Hindu terror in this country", BJP's national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said. The right-wingers can no longer challenge others saying, 'can you show us a single Hindu terrorist?' Extremism is prevalent amidst them as well.

"People of Tamil Nadu will reject this type of cheap politics which Kamal Haasan is also trying to play", the BJP leader maintained.

In his post, he further writes that the people have lost their faith from "Satyameva Jayate".

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Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said, "Such claims will not work in politics".

"The right wing can not challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well".

Kamal Haasan's article has come days after he tweeted demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetisation.

He had also met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan but clarified after the meeting that he will not join any left or right oriented political party. These comments are the latest in a series of sharp political statements that he has made in the recent past against the political establishment. "That time, he bent before Muslim and said he would leave Tamil Nadu", Sampath said and added that Kamal has taken a new avatar.