Bombay based lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee has sought Attorney General KK Venugopal’ s permission to initiate contempt of court proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court.
Siddiquee, in his letter to AG has stated that Kamra’s tweets on a judgment passed by the Supreme Court amounts to a “manifest attempt to lower the authority of the Supreme Court of India.”
Kamra on his tweets have passed unsavoury comments on the Justice DY Chandrachud and circulated morphed image of the Supreme Court premises. The background of the tweets by Kunal Kamra was the Supreme Court order passed on Wednesday by a Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud granting bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami.
Siddiquee has also highlighted that Kamra had posted a picture which was a morphed image of Supreme Court building giving it an Orange shade and depicting a BJP flag hoisted in the foyer of the Supreme Court.
If such unruly and salacious statements are allowed to go unchecked then users like Kamra who has millions of followers will too follow the same path and make reckless allegations when a judgment is not in their favour, the letter states.
“Greatest strength of the judiciary is the faith of the people in it, a belief that should not allowed to erode because of a calculated and well-timed propaganda of a few,”