Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicKunal Kamra

Topic: Kunal Kamra

KTR extends Hyderabad invite to Munawar Faruqui & Kunal Kamra, says ‘we don’t cancel shows’

State IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao says Hyderabad welcoming of ‘all cultures and criticism’ while Bengaluru, where Faruqui’s last show was cancelled, ‘takes comedy too seriously’.

Supreme Court to take up contempt plea against comedian Kunal Kamra after 4 weeks

On 18 December last year, the top court issued show-cause notice to Kamra for his alleged scandalous tweets against the apex court and exempted him from personal appearances.

‘No defence for jokes’ — Kunal Kamra offers no apology to SC in reply to contempt notice

Kamra, in reply to contempt notice by SC over his tweets, says there’s no defence for jokes, adding through his work he attempts to ‘comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable’.

No laughing matter — all the comedians who got into trouble for trying to be funny

Comedian Munawar Faruqui has been denied bail in a case over objectionable remarks on Hindu gods and goddesses. Here’s a look at cases against other comedians.

BJP’s Bangladesh lesson — don’t unfairly target friendly neighbours to meet political ends

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

SC show cause notice to Kunal Kamra, cartoonist Richa Taneja on contempt pleas over tweets

Kamra and Taneja are facing contempt for tweets criticising the SC. Three-judge bench asked the two to file replies within 6 weeks but said they need not appear in person.

SC to decide tomorrow if Kunal Kamra will face contempt proceedings for his tweets

3-judge bench said it will pronounce orders at 10:30 am Friday. Kamra had criticised SC for fast-tracking hearing of Arnab Goswami's appeal in suicide abetment case against him.

AG consents to contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra for 18 November tweet against CJI

New Delhi: Attorney General K K Venugopal Friday gave consent for initiating contempt proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his 18 November...

Parliamentary panel questions Twitter over Kunal Kamra’s ‘obscene’ posts criticising SC, CJI

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has refused to retract his controversial tweets or apologise for them, saying he believes they ‘speak for themselves’.

‘No apology, no fine’, Kunal Kamra says on possible contempt case over tweets against SC

In an open letter posted on Twitter, comedian Kunal Kamra says the 'silence' of Supreme Court cannot go 'uncriticized'. Attorney General gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings.

On Camera

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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