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Attorney General KK Venugopal consents to contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra

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India’s Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday gave his nod to multiple requests seeking consent to file contempt of court proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra for his tweets about the Supreme Court. According to Venugopal, the tweets are “highly objectionable”, in bad taste, and “clearly cross the line” between humour and contempt.  In multiple tweets posted on Tuesday, Kamra called the apex court a “supreme joke” and said that “honour” had left the Supreme Court building. He also poked fun at Justice DY Chandrachud, who headed a bench of apex court that granted bail to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami. While granting bail, Justice Chandrachud had declared that Goswami faced injustice and keeping him jailed would be a "travesty of justice".   According to Venugopal, one of the tweets “insinuates” that the Supreme Court is not an independent or impartial institution,…

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