"There is no other way to handle people like Kamal Haasan but to either hang them or shoot them dead," Mahasabha vice president Ashok Sharma had said.

No space in jail so they want to kill us Kamal hits back at Hindu Mahasabha leaderPTI/File
news Politics Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 09:14

Following a Hindu Mahasabha leader’s open call for his murder after he said that Hindu terror does exist, actor Kamal Haasan has hit back at the Hindu fundamentalist implying that this is the fate meant for those who question the present establishment.

"If we question them, they call us anti-nationals and want us jailed. Now since there is no space in jails they want to shoot us and kill us," he said addressing a group of farmers on Saturday.

This after a senior leader of a Hindu outfit -- Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha -- on Friday slammed the veteran Tamil actor for his "Hindu terror" remarks and said people like him should be "shot dead".

Referring to the statement made by Haasan on Thursday in a column in weekly magazine Vikatan, Mahasabha vice president Ashok Sharma said these people accused the followers of Hinduism of Hindu terror only to "push their own biased communal agenda".

"There is no other way to handle people like Kamal Haasan but to either hang them or shoot them dead," he said.

Angered by the uncharitable remarks of Kamal Haasan, Sharma -- the national Vice President of the Hindu group -- said that people who used such language or were so biased against the Hindu religion and its followers had no right to live.

Members of the Mahasabha have also announced to boycott all films of the 62-year-old actor and all actors from his family, including his daughter Shruti Haasan, who acts in Hindi films. The outfit has also exhorted others to follow the suit and boycott films of such artistes.

Actor Kamal Haasan has been on a political spree of late. He met leaders of several political parties, including Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He has raised his voice against the corruption in TN government and also made field visits to polluted areas in the outskirts of Chennai. His latest appearances and statements have been in support of farmers in TN.


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