NEW DELHI: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was at the centre of a controversy after he asked on Sunday why India was scared to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir and referred to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as “Azad Kashmir” while speaking at an event.
Haasan made the statement when asked about the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed. However, he later claimed his comments were taken out of context.
Haasan claimed no soldier would die if politicians in India and Pakistan “behaved properly”. “The Line of Control will be under control,” he said.