Renowned comedian Kunal Kamra has refused to apologize in response to the Supreme Court’s contempt notice for his tweet against the judiciary. Kamra has stated in his affidavit that the joke is not a reality and does not claim to be so. His lawyer has argued in court that jokes require no defense, and is based on the actor’s trust.
In her affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court, Kamra said, “My tweet is not intended to diminish public confidence in the judiciary. Therefore, if the Supreme Court believes that I have crossed a line and indefinitely If I want to turn off my internet for the sake of it. My Kashmiri friends, I will write an Independence Day postcard every 15th August. He further said, “To believe any institution of power in democracy beyond criticism is irrational and undemocratic . ”
Kamra has said that the court is looking into a case of attack on freedom of speech and expression on the one hand and comedians like Munawar Farooqui on the other side have been jailed for jokes which they too have not produced. In the affidavit, he said, “I do not agree with many rulings of the courts but I promise this bench that I will respect any decision with a wide smile and will not ignore this bench or the SC in this matter because in reality Such would be contempt of court. ”