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HC disposes of plea against Haasan over his remark on Godse

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on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed against over his controversial remark that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram was a 'Hindu terrorist.'

The bench presided by Justice GS Sistani and Justice questioned the jurisdiction of the petition filed by and said that he should have approached the as the comment was made in

The petition had sought direction to the of to take appropriate action against Haasan, who is the of the Makkal Needhi Maiam over his comment that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram is "independent India's first Hindu terrorist."

"Speaking at an election rally for his party candidate in constituency, where bypolls will be held on Sunday (May 19), Mr Haasan had said 'the first terrorist post-India's independence is a Hindu. His name is Nathuram Godse'," the petition said.

The court also directed the to consider the representation made by Upadhyay.

The EC's told the court that Upadhyay approached before it just two days ago and his complaint is pending.

On May 12, Haasan 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 constituency for the by-election.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 14:22 IST