Chennai: An advocate's clerk has approached the Madras high court to direct the police to register his complaint seeking to punish popular film star Kamal Haasan for his alleged remarks against Hindus. Justice M.S. Ramesh, before whom the petition filed by G. Devarajan came up for hearing, directed the public prosecutor to get instructions and posted after a week further hearing of the case.
According to Devarajan, actor Kamal Haasan was contributing a series in the weekly magazine Ananda Vikatan. However, in the article published in the edition dated November 8, 2017, Kamal Haasan had commented that earlier there has been no Hindu Right Wing violence and only arguments and debates. Since this kind of old conspiracy could no longer succeed, they had started doing something different by force. They also started violent activities.
Tha uthor went on to say that they can no longer challenge saying whether anybody could point out a single "Hindu Terrorist". To this extent, the terrorism has spread. Those proclaiming themselves as Hindu Terrorists cannot claim victory or any advancement. "Truth alone will triumph" was the saying earlier. But now, it was violence that prevails and belief in non-violence will be replaced and the people around will become terrorist, Kamal Hassan had added.
Everyone born as a Hindu necessarily has faith in the religion and the attempt to stamp them as a terrorists, thereby portraying a Hindu as a terrorist, Kamal Haasan was trying to put the stamp of terrorist on every Hindu, he added. He said Kamal Hassan was indulging in a tirade against the Hindus and the religion as that of a terrorist and this preaching has to be stopped forthwith.
Kamal should understand that no religion preaches violence, but basically promotes good conduct. But the actor appears to divide the peace loving Tamil population on the basis of religion creating a myth that the Hinduism was a religion of terrorist.
The actor, by his articles, was injecting poisonous comments to create ill-will and hatred among the peace-loving citizens. His tirade against Hindus and secularism was instigating violence among the citizens and before much damage was caused, it has been just and necessary to take action against him. He gave a complaint to the Commissioner of police against Kamal Haasan. There were complaints before the Thousand Lights and Teynampet police stations. But so far no action was taken, he added.
Actor gives Rs 20 lakh to tamil chair in Harvard university
Actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday donated Rs 20 lakh for setting up an exclusive endowment chair for the Tamil language at the prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts in the United States.
Kamal, who is busy building his political career, handed over the cheque for `20 lakh to Tamil scholar Dr K. Gnanasambandhan and others who are involved in crowdfunding for establishing the chair at Harvard.
The actor's contribution came weeks after the Tamil Nadu pledged Rs 10 crore for setting up the Tamil chair at the prestigious university that is expected to give "huge impetus" to research in one of the oldest languages of the universe, preserve palm manuscripts in digital format using world-class infrastructure and carry out comparative studies with other classical languages.
The contribution by the Tamil Nadu Government came after two US-based Tamil-origin doctors made an appeal seeking generous contributions from the Tamil speaking people across the globe. Cardiologist V. Janakiraman and his oncologist friend Thirugnanasambandam have already contributed close to Rs. 3.50 crore each as seed money for the project that will cost Rs. 40 crore, including a recruitment fee and a running fee.
Tamil joins the elite club of six other classic languages - Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese, Latin, Greek and Persian - that have exclusive chairs at the Harvard University.