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Kamal Haasan Enrages Netizens After Calling For Plebiscite In J&K, Clarifies Later On

Published on 18 February, 2019 at 1:46 pm By

Massive protests and candlelight marches were held in almost every part of the country following the Pulwama terror attack – the second most deadly attack in the history of the Central Reserve Police Force. Sample this: over 100 rallies were held all across Delhi since February 15 to commemorate the Pulwama attack. Almost everyone from all walks of life: including doctors, housewives, traders, corporate employees, and the unemployed, took part in chanting slogans against Pakistan. While many asked for immediate and strong action against Pakistan, others are of the view that war is not the only option.


While it is still not clear how and when India would take proportionate revenge on Pakistan, one thing is sure that India’s political leadership is determined to give a befitting reply to its perpetrators.



On the terror attack, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has given a statement which is sure to raise eyebrows. Haasan, has asked why the government was not holding a plebiscite in Kashmir and questioned what the government was ‘afraid of’.



He also referred to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as ‘Azad Kashmir’, and said India should ‘not behave like this’ if it has to prove that it is a ‘better country’.



He said:

“I truly regret when people say army men are going to Kashmir to die. The army itself is an old fashioned thing. Like how the world changed, How we decided that humans will not kill each other for food, likewise a time will come to stop fighting. Has the civilisation not learnt this in the past 10 years?”

He added:

“When I was running a magazine called ‘Maiyam’ I have written about Kashmir issue and what is expected. I mourn this day because I forecasted that this is what will happen, unfortunately, I should have predicted something else. Hold plebiscite and make people talk…why have they not conducted it? What are they scared of? They want to divide the nation that’s all. Why don’t you ask them again? They won’t do it? Now it (Kashmir) belongs to India, the same situation prevails across the border.”

Here is how netizens reacted on Hassan’s comments:


However, Kamal Haasan’s party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, issued a clarification on Monday claiming his words were taken out of context.



Haasan launched MNM in February 2018 and is likely to contest the general elections in 2019.

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