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Hindu Sena files complaint against Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan   | Photo Credit: Thulasi Kakkat

The Hindu Sena has filed a complaint against actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at Patiala House Courts on Tuesday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by terming Nathuram Godse, who had killed Mahatma Gandhi, a “Hindu terrorist”.

The matter is likely to be listed before a Metropolitan Magistrate on May 16. Vishnu Gupta, president of Hindu Sena, in his complaint said Mr. Haasan on Monday had said independent India's first “extremist was a Hindu — Nathuram Godse”.

“Mr. Haasan mentioned remarks with mala-fide and criminal intention to ridicule the Hindu religion and to promote feelings of hatred between Hindus and Muslims,” Mr. Gupta said.

The complainant has sought Mr. Haasan’s prosecution for alleged offences punishable under IPC 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 of three-year jail term or fine, or both.

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

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