Kunal Kamra refuses to apologize for tweet against Supreme Court
Kamra made controversial tweets about bail to Arnab Goswami. The court has adjourned the hearing of Kunal Kamra's contempt case for two weeks.
New Delhi: Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has refused to apologize in response to the contempt notice of his tweets against the judiciary in the Supreme Court on Friday. He replied that the petitioner did not understand comedy.
Controversy over Kunal Kamra's joke:
Some jokes do not reduce the respect of the judiciary in the eyes of the people. Kamra made controversial tweets about bail to Arnab Goswami. The court has adjourned the hearing of Kunal Kamra's contempt case for two weeks. Time was sought from the petitioner for filing reply to Kunal's counter affidavit.
What's the matter?
Kamra told the Supreme Court that he had not tweeted in the country's highest court with the intention of undermining the trust of the people. If the court believes that he has crossed the border and wants to turn off his internet indefinitely, he too will write a 'Happy Independence Day Post Card' on August 15, like his Kashmiri friends. He said that 'coarseness and exaggeration' are essential to comedy and that a comic in its own unique way questions public interest issues.
Kamra said, 'I can disagree with the decisions of the courts in many cases. But promise that I will cheerfully honor any decision of this bench. I will not defy this bench or the Supreme Court in this case as it would be contempt of court. The comedian said that he believes there is growing intolerance in this country. We are constantly seeing an attack on freedom of expression and expression. Explain that on December 18 last year, the Supanim court issued a show cause notice to Kamra in the contempt case.