Here is the full text of his open letter:
Dear Supreme Court Judges, Mr K K Venugopal,
The tweets I recently put out have been found in contempt of court. All that I tweeted was from my view of the Supreme Court of India giving a partial decision in favour of a Prime Time Loudspeaker.
I believe I must confess I very much love holding court and enjoying a platform with a captive audience. An audience of Supreme Court judges and the nation’s topmost law offier is perhaps as VIP an audience as it gets. But I realise that more than any entertainment venue I would perform in, a time slot before the Supreme Court is a scarce commodity.
My view hasn’t changed because the silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of others’ personal liberty cannot go uncriticized. I don’t tend to retract my tweets or apologise for them. I believe they speak for themselves. I wish to volunteer having the time that would be allotted to the hearing of my contempt petition ( 20 hours at the very least if Prashant Bhushan hearing is anything to go by) to other matters and parties who have not been as lucky and privileged as I am to jump the queue.