Mumbai: The remark made by actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan over Hindu extremism that ‘the first terrorist in the country is a Hindu’ sparked strong protest from BJP. The actor made the comment during election campaigning in TamilNadu for Makkal Needhi Maime (MNM), the party he has formed which made debut in election this year.
Vivek Oberoi, the Bollywood star and an ardent fan of Modi, who campaigned for BJP in the ongoing election, retorted against the remark made by Kamal Haasan that he made the controversial remark as he was in a minority-dominated area. Oberoi said ‘’you are a great artist just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either.” ‘’You can call Godse, a terrorist,’’ but Vivek said that describing entire religion of Hindus as terrorist is to appease the minority community.
He pleaded Haasan not to have divided the country and added “we are one”. Oberoi asked Haasan to take his statement as a request from ‘a small artist to a great one’.
The remark made by Haasan on Hindu extremism triggered strong protest from BJP and the party’s state unit president in Tamil Nadu, Tamilisai SoundaraRajan strongly deplored over Haasan’s remark and said he was talking about Hindu extremism fuelling communal violence in a minority dominated area.
The term “Hindu terror” is “coined” by Congress during their tenure to defame Hindus, alleged BJP.