Won’t pull back or apologise, hope SC can have a laugh: Kunal Kamra after AG nod for contempt case
By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |
November 13, 2020 2: 12: 25 pm
Funnyman Kunal Kamra. (YouTube/Kunal Kamra)
A day after the Lawyer General of India gave his permission to initiate criminal contempt of court proceedings versus Kunal Kamra for his tweets on the Supreme Court, the stand-up comedian Friday stated he did not mean on withdrawing his words or apologising for them. He said he hoped the pinnacle court would “have a small laugh” before declaring him in contempt.
” I do not intent to withdraw my tweets or apologise for them. I think they promote themselves,” Kamra stated in a declaration dealt with to the judges of the top court and the A-G. “The Supreme Court of India hasn’t yet stated my tweets anything as of now, however if and when they do, I hope they can have a little laugh before declaring them contempt of court.”
” All that I tweeted was from my view of the Supreme Court of India providing a partial choice in favour of a Prime-time television Speaker,” Kamra stated. “My view hasn’t changed due to the fact that the silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of other’s individual liberty can not go uncriticised.”
” I want to volunteer having the time that would be set aside to the hearing of my contempt petition (20 hours at least, if Prashant Bhushan’s hearing is anything to pass), to other matters and parties who have actually not been as lucky and fortunate as I am to leap the line. Might I recommend the demonetisation petition, the petition challenging the cancellation of J&K’s special status, the matter of the legality of electoral bonds or numerous other matters that are more deserving of time and attention,” Kamra included.
No lawyers, No apology, No fine, No waste of area pic.twitter.com/B1U7dkVB1W
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) November 13, 2020
Chief Law Officer K Venugopal on Thursday stated Kamra’s tweets “are not just in bad taste however plainly cross the line in between humour and contempt of the court”.
Kamra had tweeted on the interim bail granted to Republic TELEVISION editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an alleged abetment to suicide case He had stated: “Honour has actually left the building (Supreme Court) long back” and “The Supreme Court of this Country is one of the most Supreme joke of this Nation”.
Chief Law Officer K Venugopal’s letter specifying, in his viewpoint, remarks made by Kunal Kamra make up contempt of court.
The Indian Express reported the A-G’s workplace had gotten several letters of demand, seeking his nod for criminal contempt proceedings versus Kamra over the tweets.
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