The Madras High Court has said the police can register an FIR against Kamal Haasan if a cognisable offence is made out against him over his alleged comments on “Hindu terrorism” in a Tamil magazine.
The direction was issued by Justice M.S. Ramesh on a petition filed by G. Devarajan, an advocate clerk, which sought a direction to the police to register his complaint against Kamal Haasan.
According to Devarajan, actor Kamal Haasan was contributing a series in the weekly magazine Ananda Vikatan. Kamal Haasan had commented that earlier there has been no Hindu right wing violence and by arguments and debates instigated the others to indulge in violence.
“By making such statements Kamal Haasan is trying to brand Hindus as terrorists. He should understand that no religion preaches violence but only peace. The actor with vested interests is trying to divide the Tamil community on basis of religion,” the petitioner said.
Every one born as a Hindu necessarily has faith in the religion and the attempt to stamp them as a terrorist, thereby portraying a Hindu as a terrorist, Kamal Haasan was trying to put the stamp of terrorist on every Hindu, he added.