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Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra refused to apologise or retract his tweets on the Supreme Court after Attorney General K.K. Venugopal consented to multiple requests for criminal contempt action against him. He commented in a statement that "silence of the Supreme Court on matters of other's personal liberty cannot go uncriticized."
Kunal Kamra had posted the controversial tweets in the background of the Supreme Court's decision to grant interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami in the abetment to suicide case he is implicated in. Kamra tweeted in response to Attorney General KK Venugopal's decision to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against him after at least ten individuals had written to the AG seeking his consent.
In the statement addressed to the Supreme Court judges and the AG, he has suggested that rather than hearing the contempt plea against him, the Apex Court should consider hearing other matters where "parties have not been lucky and privileged" and that he would not "like to jump the queue."