Kamal Haasan defends his Godse remark, says ‘all religions have their extremists’



Kamal Haasan defends Godse remark: In defending his recent controversial remark on Nathuram Godse, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan may well have kicked up another controversy. Speaking to reporters in Chennai on Friday, Haasan said that none of religions can claim to be superior than another. Responding to a question about slippers being thrown at him during a roadshow in Tricy earlier this week, Kamal Haasan said, I feel the quality of polity is going down. I dont feel threatened. Every religion has their own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists. I am not afraid of being arrested. Let them arrest me. If they do that it will only create more problems. It is not a warning but only an advice, he added. Kamal Haasans party Makkal Needhi Mayyam (MNM) is contesting in the Lok Sabha election 2019 for the first time. Kamal Haasan on stones thrown at his rally in Trichy: I feel the quality of polity is going down. I dont feel threatened. Every religion has their own terrorist, we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious. History shows that all religions have their extremists. #Chennai pic.twitter.com\/R7buqXnUBU The actor has approached the Madras High Court with a plea for protection from arrest. The court, however, is yet to hear the matter. Kamal Haasans Godse remark Kamal Haasan had triggered a huge row after he termed Mahatma Gandhi Free India There it (terrorism, apparently) starts, Responding to Haasans statement, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is contesting Lok Sabha election from Bhopal on BJP ticket, added fuel to fire calling Godse a patriot. Sadhvi Pragyas statement triggered a huge backlash forcing the BJP to issue a clarification and ask her to apologise. My sentiment was not to hurt anyones feelings. If it has hurt anybodys feelings then I apologise. What Gandhi ji has done for the country cannot be forgotten. I respect him a lot, she said later.