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Prakash Raj attacks those who ‘terrorise’ in name of religion and morality

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Edited by Pranav Dixit

Prakash Raj has lashed out at those who “terrorise” in the name of religion, culture and morality.

Southern star Prakash Raj on Friday lashed out at those who “terrorise” in the name of religion, culture and morality, raising the issues of moral policing, lynching “on the slightest doubt of cow slaughter” and trolling.

The National Award winner did not take any names in his Twitter post that comes a day after his colleague Kamal Haasan hit out at “Hindu right-wingers”.

“If instilling fear in the name of religion, culture, morality is not terrorising, then what is it #just asking,” Raj said on Twitter and posted a lengthy message addressed to “whomsoever it may concern”.

“If abusing and manhandling young couples on the streets of my country in the name of morality is not terrorising….

If taking law into hands and lynching people on the slightest doubt of cow slaughter is not terrorising. If trolling with abuse, threat… to silence even a slightest voice of dissent is not terrorising… Then what is terrorising…,” Raj asked.

Hitting it out at the right-wing, Kamal Haasan had said, “In the past, Hindu, right-wing groups would not indulge in violence. They would hold a dialogue with opposing parties on their arguments . But this old tactics was defeated and now what they do is using muscle power.”

“They started indulging in violence. Right-wing cannot challenge anyone saying there are Hindu terrorists because there terror has spread into their camp as well. Such terror activities are not going to help them in way,” Haasan added.

Raj, 52, had earlier criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on those “celebrating” the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore in September.

“I am not talking against any party. I am talking to my prime minister. I am saying your silence is chilling. I am hurt by the silence….I have a right to say this,” he had said in a video posted on Twitter.

A prominent name in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu cinema, Raj won the National Award for his role in the Tamil film “Kanchivaram”. He is also a familiar face in Hindi cinema with character roles in films like “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, “Wanted” and “Singham”.

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