Eggs and stones hurled at Kamal Hasaan during public meeting for his remark about “Hindu terror”

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Hasaan has been at the receiving end of people’s anger, ever since he made a statement claiming that Nathuram Godse, a Hindu, was actually independent India’s first terrorist. He had said during a rally in Aravakurichi that independent India’s “first terrorist was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu man.” His comment, delivered in a constituency which is minority community-dominated, was construed as “anti-Hindu” by right-wing groups and the BJP. 

A day after slipper was hurled at actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a public rally, two unidentified men threw eggs and stones at the dais from where the Makkal Needhi Maiam founder had addressed a public meeting of the party in Aravakurichi in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. No injuries were reported in the incident which took place when Haasan was climbing down the stage after finishing his address. 

Following this, MNM workers allegedly roughed up the two men who had allegedly hurled eggs and stones. However, the cops present at the spot intervened and took away the two men for probe, news agency PTI reported. Meanwhile, Haasan took to Twitter to urge his MNM supporters to stay strong in the face of adversity. He wrote, “Dear MNM family and fans, this is an acid test for our decorum and demeanour. Do not listen to their noises and be drawn into their violence. They are extremists who are slighted by the Truth. Naalai Namadhey!”

On Wednesday, a slipper was hurled towards the vehicle from which Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.