Kunal Kamra, the name was quite a familiar one for most of the Indians after a bitter controversy with journalist Arnab Goswami. The stand-up comedian who frequently criticises the government and denounces its communal policies has yet against hit the bull’s eye, but this time it is his critical tweets over the Apex court that welcomed troubles.
Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday gave his nod to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Kunal for his ‘highly objectionable’ tweets against the Supreme Court.
‘Not only in bad taste but also clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the Court,’ read his statement referring to the Supreme Court order granting interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.
“The Supreme Court of this Country is the most Supreme joke of this country,” posted Kunal which churned up the controversy. One of these tweets shows a picture of the Supreme Court building swathed in saffron colour with the ruling BJP flag flying atop it instead of the Tricolour.
Don’t even call it contempt of court call it contempt of future Rajya Sabha Seat 😂😂😂
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) November 12, 2020
Attorney General’s decision comes in response to a letter sent by a law student and two lawyers who accused the stand-up comedian of scandalising the apex court in a series of tweets, lowering the authority of the court.