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Right-wing Hindus have resorted to terrorism, says Kamal Haasan

CHENNAI: Indian actor Kamal Haasan has alleged that right-wing Hindus have started employing and resorted to terrorism to propagate their communal agenda. In a column in a Tamil magazine, the 62-year-old actor said the right-wingers could no longer say to show a Hindu terrorist if you can. “Terrorism has spread into their fold also,” he said. “Earlier, the right-wing Hindus employed debates, and not force, against people of other religions. Having realised that their attempts are failing, they have started using…

Indian journalists, activists protest murder of Modi critic Gauri Lankesh

BENGALURU: Indian journalists and rights activists protested on Wednesday against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a weekly tabloid amid growing concerns about freedom of the press at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent. Gauri Lankesh, 55, the editor and publisher of the Kannada-language “Gauri Lankesh Patrike” newspaper, was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified assailants near her home in Bengaluru. She had parked her car outside her gate and was walking to the main entrance of her home when…