SC adjourns Kunal Kamra contempt case for 4 weeks

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February 22, 2021

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New Delhi, Feb 22: The Supreme Court adjourned the case against the stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for four weeks on Monday.

The case involved the initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra, for his alleged tweets against the judiciary.

A two-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, noted the request sought by some parties for an adjournment in the matter.

"List after four weeks along with other connected matters," Justice Bhushan said.
The Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal had last year granted his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against him for his alleged tweets against the judiciary.

Earlier, Advocate Nishant Katneshwarkar, appearing for the petitioners, had said, "Kamra had tweeted that 'Supreme Court of this country is the supreme joke of this country."

Kunal Kamra had tweeted criticising the Supreme Court for granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami. Kamra has, however, refused to apologise for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court, commenting in a statement that "silence of the Supreme Court on matters of other's personal liberty cannot go uncriticised."

The consent for contempt proceedings was given after multiple letters of requests were written to Venugopal, including those from Aurangabad-based law student Shrirang Katneshwarkar, advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, Allahabad-based advocate Anuj Singh, and Pune-based lawyers Amey Abhay Sirsikar and Abhishek Sharad Raskar.

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February 22,2021

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New Delhi, Feb 22: The Supreme Court adjourned the case against the stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for four weeks on Monday.

The case involved the initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra, for his alleged tweets against the judiciary.

A two-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, noted the request sought by some parties for an adjournment in the matter.

"List after four weeks along with other connected matters," Justice Bhushan said.
The Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal had last year granted his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against him for his alleged tweets against the judiciary.

Earlier, Advocate Nishant Katneshwarkar, appearing for the petitioners, had said, "Kamra had tweeted that 'Supreme Court of this country is the supreme joke of this country."

Kunal Kamra had tweeted criticising the Supreme Court for granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami. Kamra has, however, refused to apologise for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court, commenting in a statement that "silence of the Supreme Court on matters of other's personal liberty cannot go uncriticised."

The consent for contempt proceedings was given after multiple letters of requests were written to Venugopal, including those from Aurangabad-based law student Shrirang Katneshwarkar, advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, Allahabad-based advocate Anuj Singh, and Pune-based lawyers Amey Abhay Sirsikar and Abhishek Sharad Raskar.

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February 17,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 17: The beginning of 2021-22 academic year in Karnataka will be delayed at least by 45 days and it will begin from July 15.

The Department of Public Instruction has decided to start classes for the 2021-22 academic year on July 15, 2021, as against June 1, usually done. Covid pandemic has derailed the academic calendar this year.

According to the department officials, considering that the examination for class 10 and 12 will be held in May/June, the evaluation work will be completed by the third week of June. 

It has been decided to declare the results of both classes 10 and 12 before June-end, and give a few days’ break for the teachers, before commencing classes for the next academic year,” said an official.

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February 23,2021

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Srinagar, Feb 23: Terrorism and sedition charges have been framed against Kashmiri separatist and Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi for allegedly conspiring to commit terror acts and waging war against the country with support from Pakistan.

On February 20, Andrabi and two of her associates -- Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen -- were put on trial by Special Judge Parveen Singh of Patiala House Court for offences punishable under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code.

The Special Judge framed charges for offences such as criminal conspiracy, waging war against the government, conspiracy to wage war against government, sedition, promoting enmity, imputations prejudicial to national-integration and public mischief under the IPC.

It further framed charges for attempts to commit, or incite terror act, being member of terrorist gang, support to a terrorist organisation under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Andrabi accused of being involved in conspiracy and acts to severely destabilize the sovereignty and integrity of India, along with her two other women associates. The trio was arrested in 2018.

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