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Free India’s first terrorist was Hindu: Kamal Haasan

By PTC News -- May 13, 2019 3:06 pm

Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan stoked a controversy Sunday night when he said free India’s first terrorist was a “Hindu”, while referring to Mahatama Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse.

Addressing an election campaign in Aravakurichi in Tamil Nadu, the actor-politician said he was one of those “proud Indians” who desires an India with equality and where the “three colours” in the tricolour “remained intact.”

“I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (terrorism, apparently) starts,” he said.

Referring to Gandhi’s assassination in 1948, Haasan said he had come here “seeking answers for that murder.”

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