On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a petition seeking action against stand-up comedian Anubhav Singh Bassi for allegedly insulting lawyers during one of his comedy shows. The petitioner, a Delhi-based lawyer, claimed that Bassi’s comedy show denigrated advocates as a group.
During the hearing, a bench of Justices SK Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia expressed reluctance to hear the petition against a stand-up comedy show.
“Why should we entertain this in the face of a stand-up comedy show?” “Bring something better,” the Supreme Court said.
The bench also emphasised that it is the responsibility of the lawyers to defend the legal community.
“Leave other lawyers to look after themselves.” You are not required to defend the entire community. “You look after yourself,” the court said.
According to the petition, Anubhav Singh Bassi’s show ‘Bas Kar Bassi’ portrayed the legal community in a negative light.