Delhi

Court takes cognisance of complaint against Hassan

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan  

‘Remark by politician was grossly offensive’

A Delhi court on Thursday took cognisance of a complaint against actor-politician Kamal Haasan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by terming Nathuram Godse a Hindu extremist.

Taking cognisance of the complaint, Metropolitan Magistrate Sumeet Anand posted it on August 2 to record the statement of complainant Vishnu Gupta.

‘Criminal intention’

Mr. Gupta, president of the Hindu Sena, said: “Mr. Haasan made the remark with a mala-fide and criminal intention to ridicule the Hindu religion and to promote feelings of hatred between Hindus and Muslims.”

The complainant has sought Mr. Haasan’s prosecution for alleged offences punishable under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, language etc) and 295-A (outrage religious feelings by insulting religion etc).

The offences are punishable with imprisonment for three-years or fine, or both.

It was further alleged in the complaint that the remark made by Mr. Haasan was “grossly offensive and deliberately intended to outrage the feelings of Hindus”.

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