Supreme Court Issues Notice To Comedian Kunal Kamra For Contempt Of Court

Stand up comedian Kunal Kamra was issued notice by the Supreme Court and was asked to file his reply within six weeks.

Isha Khatu

December 19, 2020

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Comedian Kunal Kamra is known for making controversial jokes on his Twitter as well as his stand up comedies. Kunal recently fell into trouble as he and cartoonist Rachita Taneja faced contempts of court charges in the Supreme Court. On Friday, December 18, the court issued notices to them for the posts on social media. Read further to know about the notice in detail.

Stand up comedian Kunal Kamra is issued a notice for contempt of court 

Recently, the court issued a notice of contempt against Kunal Kamra and Rachita Taneja. The court has asked them to reply within 6 weeks. The court mentioned that they do not have to appear in the court but only respond to the notice issued. On Thursday, the bench that was headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan heard the submissions of advocate Nishant R Katneshwarkar. He represented and appeared for one of the petitioners. The advocate claimed that Kunal Kamra had made very offensive and scandalous tweets on his Twitter handles to the judiciary. Take a look ar some of his tweets here:

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The advocate wanted to read out the comments made by Kunal Kamra in front of the bench. However, the bench asked him not to do so as they had gone through all the comments and tweets of the stand-up comedian and read Attorney General Venugopal’s letter on the issue. The petition of the petitioners mentioned that when some people tried to make Kunal aware of the contempt of court, he behaved very rudely to them and was unapologetic to them. His conduct showed that he had no regard for the supreme court.

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