STOK­ING COMMUNALIS­M

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Region -

One won­ders what ac­tor Ka­mal Haasan wants to con­vey by say­ing that Ma­hatma Gandhi’s as­sas­sin Nathu­ram Godse was the first Hindu ter­ror­ist. Is it a bid to stoke com­mu­nal pas­sions? A veteran ac­tor like him should avoid is­su­ing state­ments that po­larise vot­ers. He has for­got­ten that he took the po­lit­i­cal plunge by promising to high­light de­vel­op­men­tal is­sues. He needs to mend his ways lest his po­lit­i­cal stint end up short and fruit­less like those politi­cians who for­get that peo­ple want de­vel­op­ment not to lock horns on re­li­gious is­sues. Upant Sharma, Una

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