Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Eggs, stones and slippers were thrown at Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan during his political rallies.
Kamal Haasan has been infamously in the spotlight ever since he made the “first Hindu terrorist of independent India” remark on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
BJP and Hindu outfits have been on an attacking spree since Sunday night when Haasan made the controversial comment while campaigning for his party’s candidate S Mohanraj for the Aravakkurichi assembly by-poll.
“I feel the quality of polity is going down. I don’t feel threatened,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“Every religion has its own terrorist. We cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists,” he said.
Two unidentified persons allegedly threw eggs and stones at the podium during Kamal Haasan’s public meeting in Tamil Nadu’s Aravakurichi on Thursday, police said.
MNM workers thrashed the two men suspected to have thrown stones and eggs. The thrashing was interrupted by police who rescued them and took them away for questioning.
Nathuram Godse, a right-wing activist, had assassinated Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948.
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