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First terrorist was a Hindu: Kamal Haasan

Monday, May 13, 2019 • Telugu Comments

First terrorist was a Hindu: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan has said at a political rally that the first terrorist of Independent India was a Hindu.  He was referring to Nathuram Godse, a Hindutva nationalist who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.  

"I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area.  I am saying this before a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Free India's first terrorist was a Hindu," he said, suggesting that terrorism started with him.

Kamal is not the first one to call Godse a terrorist.  The murderer of the Father of the Nation has been described as one by many.  However, critics don't agree.  "Godse was an assassin and was executed.  A terrorist kills  innocents at random.  But Kamal will get confused and flushed indignant if you get into nuances," says a Twitter user (@realitycheckind).  

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