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Madras HC grants anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan over his Godse remark

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Published : May 20, 2019, 11:48 am IST
Updated : May 20, 2019, 12:13 pm IST

'My speech focused on co-existence, and did not incite hatred. The comments on Nathuram Godse are a historical fact,' Haasan said.

Haasan, however, denied allegations and claimed that his speech was 'misquoted with malafide intent'. (Photo: File)
 Haasan, however, denied allegations and claimed that his speech was 'misquoted with malafide intent'. (Photo: File)

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan in a case filed against him by Hindu Munnani party for his comments on Nathuram Godse.

Haasan told the court that his comments "did not incite hatred".

 

"My speech focused on co-existence, and did not incite hatred. The comments on Nathuram Godse are a historical fact," Haasan added.

During his campaign in Tamil Nadu, Kamal Haasan had said that "India's first extremist was a Hindu". He was referring to Nathuram Godse who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1947.

Haasan, however, denied allegations and claimed that his speech was "misquoted with malafide intent".

Tags: madras high court, kamal haasan, hindu munnani party, nathuram godse
Location: India, Tamil Nadu