Terrorists abound in all religions: Kamal stands by statement on Godse

Kamal said he was not afraid of being arrested. Photo: PTI

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party chief Kamal Haasan on Friday (May 17) stood by his statement on Nathuram Godse, saying that terrorists abound in all religions. “Every religion has their own terrorist. We cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists,” he said.

Addressing the media, he said that this was not the first time he was speaking about it, and that his comment was blown out of proportion.

Kamal, during a campaign in Karur district in Tamil Nadu had said “independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu“, referring to Godse.

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Earlier, PM Modi had said, “In my culture and in my limited knowledge, no Hindu can ever be a terrorist and if he is a terrorist, he can never be a Hindu.”

In response to Modi’s remark, Kamal Haasan said he was not answerable to Modi. “I don’t have to reply to PM Modi. History will answer to him,” Kamal said.

He also said that he was not afraid of being arrested, while adding that it would only create more problems. “Let them arrest me. If they do that it will only create more problem. It’s not my warning but only an advice,” Kamal added.