Pandit Ashok Sharma, national vice-president of the Hindu Mahasabha, went a step ahead and said Kamal Haasan should be hanged to death for his provocative comments on Hindus.
A senior leader of the Hindu outfit - Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha - on Friday had slammed Kamal Haasan for his "Hindu terror" remarks and said people like him should be "shot dead".
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Haasan, in a weekly column on Thursday, took on the right-wing groups, saying that these outfits can not deny the existence of "Hindu terror".
Sharma's statement came a day after the veteran actor alleged that right-wing groups have moved from engaging in debates to employing "terrorism to propagate their communal agenda". But once this tactic failed, they started using muscle power instead of dialogue. They started indulging in violence. "They can no longer challenge saying 'Can you show me a Hindu Terrorist?'" "The people who insult Hindus and their religion should not be forgiven", said Abhishek Agarwal, Meerut president of the outfit.
The Kerala chief minister had asked the actor to express his view on "Hindutva forces" and its attempt to "dilute Tamil culture". Many societies look up to Tamil Nadu for inspiration and leadership. This terrorism is neither a win nor progress for those who call themselves Hindus.