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'Kunal Kamra's Tweets Scandalise Supreme Court': Lawyer Seeks Initiation Of Contempt Of Court Against Comedian

Sanya Talwar
11 Nov 2020 4:43 PM GMT
Kunal Kamras Tweets Scandalise Supreme Court: Lawyer Seeks Initiation Of Contempt Of Court Against Comedian
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A lawyer has written to Mr. KK Venugopal, Attorney General of India seeking consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra.Kamra had made a series of tweets regarding the Supreme Court and initiation of contempt against him has been sought for 4 of his tweets posted in the wake of the Supreme Court granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami.Advocate...

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A lawyer has written to Mr. KK Venugopal, Attorney General of India seeking consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra.

Kamra had made a series of tweets regarding the Supreme Court and initiation of contempt against him has been sought for 4 of his tweets posted in the wake of the Supreme Court granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami.

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee in his letter has stated that on "11th of November, 2020 a divisional bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee had granted bail to noted journalist Mr. Arnab Goswami on merits" and that Kamra had made tweets during the course of the hearing and after the verdict was pronounced. 

In this background, it is stated that the tweets and publications scandalize the Supreme Court and prejudices the minds of millions of people.

"During the course of the proceedings and also subsequent to the verdict, Mr. Kunal Kamra a stand-up comedian by profession through his Twitter handle having 1.7 million followers @kunalkamra88 published a series of tweets to scandalizes SC", the letter reads.

"If this kind of unruly and salacious statements are allowed to go unchecked, influencers having millions of social media followers would start making reckless allegations and diabolical statements against the judges," says Siddiquee.

Apropos this, Siddiquee has sought initiation of proceedings under Section 15(1)(b) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 read with Rule 3 of the Rules to Regulate Proceedings for Contempt of the Supreme Court, 1975 and initiate criminal contempt against Mr. Kunal Kamra.

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