In his plea in the Madras high court, an advocate clerk has sought a direction to the Chennai police to register an FIR against the actor.
Hearing the plea, Justice M S Ramesh directed the public prosecutor to get the directions from concerned police authority. The high court has adjourned the matter by a week.
The petitioner G Devarajan, told the court that Kamal Haasan, in his article published in a Tamil magazine in the first week of November, had allegedly stated that presence of 'Hindu terrorism' in the country cannot be ruled out.
"By making such statements, Kamal Haasan is trying to brand Hindus as terrorists. He should understand that no religion preaches violence but only peace. The actor with vested interest is trying to divide the Tamil community on basis of religion," the petitioner said.
He said, he had approached the Chennai police commissioner and Teynampet police but no action was taken, therefor, he knocked the door of the high court.
The petitioner also demanded action against the editor of the Tamil magazine for publishing Kamal Haasan’s article ‘demeaning’ Hindus.