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Kamal Haasan Confirms Launch of Party, to Release Mobile App First

Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha leader Ashok Sharma reportedly said that people like the actor should be “shot dead”.

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Confirming his political plunge, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday said the first step will be the launch of a mobile software app on November 7 - his 63rd birthday - that will enable him to be in touch with the fans and as well as enable book-keeping.

At a function to mark the 39th anniversary of his fan/welfare club, he said his political plunge by starting a political party is confirmed. Haasan said the political party launch will happen in a calm manner and the launch of mobile app is the first step on 7 November.

He said his fans would contribute funds for the political party and the mobile app will facilitate keeping proper accounts of funds collected.

According to him, there is no shame in stretching out one's hands for the welfare of the people and if only the rich pay their taxes properly, the country would be on the right path.

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Kerala CM, Shashi Tharoor Condemn “Threat” Against Kamal Haasan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday condemned the comments reportedly made by a Hindu outfit leader that people like actor Kamal Hassan should be "shot dead".

Religious fanatics and radical minds issuing such threats should be immediately arrested, he posted on Facebook two days after Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha leader Ashok Sharma reportedly said that people like Haasan should be "shot dead".

Strongly condemn such criminal attempts against Kamal Haasan’s freedom of speech by threatening to murder him by Hindu Mahasabha leader(s). Such religious fanatics and radical minds issuing murder/assassination threats should be immediately arrested by the concerned authorities an stringent legal action is needed against these persons who threatened to kill Kamal Haasan.
Pinarayi Vijayan
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He said the nation knows what happened to "Mahatma Gandhi, Pansare, Dhabolkar, Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh and why?"

I strongly condemn anyone, following any religion or caste or gender, resorting to terrorism to accomplish their communal agenda to spread unrest in society and destabilise the country.
Pinarayi Vijayan

Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted, "I join @vijayanpinarayi in demanding arrest& prosecution of those inciting violence against KamalHaasan. #StopHate." On November 2, Kamal Haasan had in his column in Tamil weekly 'Ananda Vikatan' claimed that right-wing groups have taken to violence because their earlier "strategy" has stopped working.

Sharma had reportedly said that those who make abusive remarks against Hindus should be punished. He had also called for a boycott of Hassan's films.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted, "I join @vijayanpinarayi in demanding arrest& prosecution of those inciting violence against KamalHaasan. #StopHate."

On 2 November, Kamal Haasan had in his column in Tamil weekly 'Ananda Vikatan' claimed that right-wing groups have taken to violence because their earlier "strategy" has stopped working.

Sharma had reportedly said that those who make abusive remarks against Hindus should be punished. He had also called for a boycott of Hassan's films.

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Alleging that terrorism has now spread to the Hindu camp, Kamal had, in the magazine article said,

Earlier, the Hindu right would not personally indulge in violence, but instead, through their debates, they would incite their opponents to violence. But once this tactic failed, they started using muscle power instead of dialogue. They too have started using violence. They can no longer challenge saying ‘can you show me a Hindu Terrorist?
Kamal Haasan

(With PTI inputs)

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