‘I don’t intend to retract tweet or apologise,’ says Kunal Kamra on contempt case | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after a criminal contempt case was initiated against Kunal Kamra for posting “derogatory” tweets against the Supreme Court, the comedian released an open letter, saying he would neither retract his posts, nor apologise.
Along with the statement, he tweeted, “No lawyers, no apology, no fine, no waste of space.”
In a scathing letter addressed to “judges, Mr KK Venugopal”, Kamra wrote, “I don’t intend to retract my tweets or apologise for them. I believe they speak for themselves.
He suggested to the Supreme Court to hear other matters where “parties have not been lucky and privileged” and that he would not “like to jump the queue.”
Kamra has 1.7 million Twitter followers. His Twitter handle bio goes, “A propagandist masquerading as a comedian, A card holding member of the CPI & an owner of the new I-phone basically a total hypocrite.”
The 32-year-old also wrote that the “silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of other’s personal liberty cannot go uncriticised”.
He also “offered” his own hearing time be allotted to more “pressing matters”. “May I suggest the demonetisation petition, the petition challenging the revocation of J&K’s special status, the matter of the legality of electoral bonds or countless other matters that are more deserving of time and attention,” Kamra added.
Further, the comedian said he hoped that the judges “have a small laugh” before declaring them contempt of court.
Earlier, the AG had given consent to eight people to initiate contempt proceedings against the Mumbai-based comic for criticising the Supreme Court and Justice DY Chandrachud.
Kamra had taken to Twitter to criticise the apex court’s decision to grant a bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

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