Standing up comedian Kunal Kamra, who is facing a case involving contempt of the Supreme Court, has told the Supreme Court that I did not tweet with the intention of reducing the trust of the general public in the country’s top court. Were done. Kunal Kamra has also refused to apologize to the Supreme Court. Kamra in his affidavit has said that should powerful people and institutions continue to express their inability to tolerate reprimand or criticism? We will be reduced to a country of unorganized artists and will flourish lapdogs.
Kamra said in his affidavit that jokes are not reality and he does not claim to be so. The comedian’s lawyer argued in court that jokes require no defence and is based on the notion of a comedian. It is worth noting that Kunal Kamra is facing contempt of court due to indecent and derogatory tweet against the Supreme Court.
In the affidavit, Kamra further said that my tweet is not intended to dilute the trust of the people in the judiciary. In such a situation, if the Supreme Court believes that I have crossed a line and wants to shut down my internet indefinitely, then like my Kashmiri friends, I will write a Happy Independence Day postcard every 15th August. He has said that in a democracy it is irrational and undemocratic to consider any institution of power beyond criticism.
In his affidavit, Kamra emphasized that public confidence in the judiciary is due to the institution’s own actions, not by any criticism or comment about it. He said that it is not my capacity to believe that the foundation of the world’s most powerful court will be shaken by my tweet. Just as the Supreme Court respects people’s trust, it should also believe that the basis of some jokes on Twitter, the court does not form an opinion.