Slippers Thrown At Kamal Haasan Amid Controversy Over Godse Remark

CHENNAI: Slippers were thrown at actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday evening when he was campaigning in Tirupparankundram assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. The slipper attack came three days after Mr Kamal Haasan had said that “independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu”, referring to Mahatama Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

Eleven people, including BJP workers and members of another outfit, Hanuman Sena, have been named in the police complaint. They threw the slippers towards the stage when Mr Kamal Haasan was addressing the crowd. The slippers did not hit Mr Kamal Haasan and fell on the crowd, said police.

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