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Criminal complaint filed in Delhi court against Kamal Hassan for 'hurting religious statements'

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A criminal complaint was filed in a Delhi's House Court against Haasan for allegedly "hurting religious sentiments of Hindus" by associating terrorism with Hindu religion in a speech in on May 12.

The court is likely to hear the matter on May 16.

The complainant who claims to be a founding member of said Haasan's remarks hurt religious sentiments and promoted enmity between Hindu and Muslims. Gupta also sought the accused to be summoned for the same.

On May 12, Hassan, of political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam while campaigning in Tamil Nadu's Aravakurichi assembly constituency had stirred a controversy by asserting that first terrorist in independent was a Hindu, referring to Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated

"I am not saying this because many Muslims are here. I am saying this in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue. The first terrorist in independent is a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse," Haasan had said while campaigning in Tamil Nadu's Aravakurichi assembly constituency for the by-election.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:11 IST
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