'Hindus Are In A Majority, Should Embrace Others': Kamal Haasan's Latest

Kamal Haasan's remarks in the latest edition of Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan seem to be linked to the outrage that trailed his previous piece.

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'Hindus Are In A Majority, Should Embrace Others': Kamal Haasan's Latest

Kamal Haasan's last editorial had whipped up a debate resulting in death threats for the actor.


New Delhi:  Tamil mega star Kamal Haasan, who recently stopped short of announcing his anticipated political party, says in a column published today: "Hindus are in a majority, they should embrace others and correct them if they do wrong."

His remarks in the latest edition of Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan seem to be linked to the outrage that trailed his previous piece.

His last editorial had whipped up a debate as he commented that "the right wing cannot challenge talk of extremists among them because extremism has spread to their camp as well." Amid defamation lawsuits and death threats, he later clarified that his comments had been lost in translation, that he had never used the words "Hindu terror" as his critics had suggested.

In today's column, he writes: "Hindus are in a majority. They have the responsibility of an elder brother. When Hindus they say we are big their hearts too ought to be big. They should embrace others and correct them if they do wrong. We've given courts the responsibility to punish people. Let them do that."

He also says: "I have no problems if I'm dragged to courts. I'm on people's journey".

He advises his readers to pay their taxes, calling tax evasion "treachery", and writes: "We can't pay peanut as tax and expect pumpkin in return."

The actor likens tax to "student pocket money we give to government".

On his 63rd birthday last week, Kamal Haasan did not announce a political party, as was widely expected, but declared that a new app titled "maiyamwhistle" would be the interface between him and fans who want to share feedback or ideas on what issues he should embrace in a political role.

Elaborating on the app in his column, he writes: "I'm not entering politics relying on my app alone. Plenty of actions are coming up."


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