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Declaration of contempt filed in SC against Kamra | India News


NEW DELHI: Armed with the consent of Attorney General KK Venugopal, who granted permission to initiate contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra, a group of students and advocates filed a contempt petition against the comedian for his nasty criticism of the Supreme Court after that she granted bail to journalist Arnab Goswami. The petition, filed by attorney Nishant R Katneshwarkar on behalf of three lawyers and two law students, alleged that Kamra’s tweets amounted to contempt of court and was done to smear the image of the SC.
“Because the tweets published by the alleged contestant are in such bad taste that an ordinary and prudent man can deduce that the alleged contestant has scandalized this court and has further lowered the authority of this court. The citizens of India have the highest respect for the courts of law. No law-abiding citizen of this country would tolerate such an act of tweeting by the alleged contemnor, ”the petition says.
The petitioner noted that Kamra was well aware of the consequences of his action and said that “the alleged contemnor was fully aware of his action. When some people tried to bring the alleged opponent to consciousness of contempt of this court, the alleged opponent was rude, arrogant and unapologetic. The alleged contemnor’s conduct shows that he has no respect for this court. Therefore, this court must see that the alleged opponent is sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of the Law of Contempt for Courts of 1971 ”.
The petitioners also attached the consent letter from the Attorney General, who on Thursday had granted permission for a criminal proceeding for contempt against Kamra. The attorney general in his letter said that Kamra’s tweets were “not only in bad taste but clearly crossed the line between humor and contempt for the court.” Venugopal specifically mentioned the comedian’s two controversial tweets, but said other tweets are also highly objectionable, but left it to the court to make a decision whether those tweets also constitute contempt.
“Apart from this, there is an image of the Supreme Court building dressed in saffron color with a flag of the ruling political party, namely the BJP that replaced the tricolor. This is a rude insinuation against the whole of the Supreme Court of India that the CS is not an independent and impartial institution and also its judges but on the other hand it is a court of the ruling party, BJP … All this in my opinion constitutes criminal contempt of court, ”Venugopal said in his letter.

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