A joint committee of Parliament for Data Protection on Thursday requested Twitter why it has not taken any action against comic Kunal Kamra’s tweets concerning the Chief Justic of India, ANI reported. BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Congress MP Vivek Tankha interrogated Twitter’s coverage head.
Reacting to this questioning, Kamra tweeted, “Personal liberty is like Promotions in corporate India…”
On November 12, Attorney General Okay Okay Venugopal granted consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against stand-up comedian artist Kunal Kamra for his tweets.“The tweets which I am extracting below are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the court”, mentioned Venugopal.
A day after, on November 13, a petition was Friday filed within the Supreme Court searching for initiation of legal contempt proceedings against Kamra.
The petition, filed by 5 petitioners together with legislation scholar Shrirang Katneshwarkar, has claimed that Kamra had began publishing tweets on November 11 when the highest court docket was listening to the attraction of journalist Arnab Goswami against the Bombay High Court’s order rejecting his plea searching for interim bail within the 2018 abetment to suicide case.
Kamra had refused to retract his tweets and apologise.
“The tweets I recently put out have been found in contempt of court. All that I tweeted was from my view of the Supreme Court of India giving a partial decision in favour of a Prime Time Loudspeaker,” he mentioned in a press release addressed to Venugopal and the judges on his Twitter web page. “My view hasn’t changed because the silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of other’s personal liberty cannot go uncriticized. I don’t intend to retract my tweets or apologise for them. I believe they speak for themselves,” he had added.