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A lawyer has written to Attorney General KK Venugopal' s seeking permission to initiate contempt of court proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court. Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, in his letter to AG has stated that Kamra's tweets on a judgment passed by the Supreme Court in Arnab Goswami’s case, unsavoury comments on the Justice DY Chandrachud and circulation of a morphed image of the Supreme Court premises, published on Twitter amounts to a "manifest attempt to lower the authority of the Supreme Court of India."
"If this kind of unruly and salacious statements are allowed to go unchecked, influencers having millions of social media followers would start making reckless allegations and diabolical statements against the judges," Advocate Siddiquee said.
Advocate Siddiquee is seeking initiation of proceedings under Section 15(1)(b) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 read with Rule 3 of the Rules to Regulate Proceedings for Contempt of the Supreme Court, 1975 and initiate criminal contempt against Mr. Kunal Kamra.
Links to the post which forms a part of the letter to Attorney General: