Attorney General K K Venugopal on Thursday (12 November) gave his consent to initiate criminal contempt of court proceedings against controversial comedian Kunal Kamra for his tweets against the Supreme Court of India, Bar and Bench has reported.
In his consent letter, Venugopal wrote that Kamra's tweets are of a highly objectionable nature and thus in his opinion constitute criminal contempt of court.
This development comes a day after lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee wrote a letter to the Attorney General requesting him to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Kamra for his tweets which were:
“The Supreme Court of this country is the most Supreme joke of this country...”
The pace at which the Supreme Court operates in matters of “National Interests” it’s time we replace Mahatma Gandhi’s photo with Harish Salve’s photo...”
DY Chandrachud is a flight attendant serving champagne to first class passengers after they’re fast tracked through, while commoners don’t know if they’ll ever be boarded or seated, let alone served. *Justice*”
All lawyers with a spine must stop the use of the prefix “Hon’ble” while referring to the Supreme Court or its judges. Honour has left the building long back...”.
Kamra posted these tweets after Arnab Goswami was granted bail by the Apex Court in connection with an abetment to suicide case, which many have termed as vendetta against the journalist by the Maharashtra government.
Kamra is no stranger to controversy and in January of this year had heckled Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami mid-air in an IndiGo flight and also shared a video of the same.
After Kamra's rant viral on social media the Civil Aviation Ministry directed airlines to place him on their no-fly list for his behaviour which endangered the safety of air travellers.
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