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Contempt Of Court
Opinion  /  Published 21.08.20

Free of fear: Bhushan on SC judgement

The health of a democracy is at risk when its people fear that criticism is being silenced. It is even more intimidating when institutions upholding justice are perceived to be using the law for this ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 20.08.20

Tweets expressed my bona fide belief, Bhushan tells Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Thursday granted two days to activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who has been held guilty of contempt, to reconsider his 'defiant statement' refusing to apologise for his conte...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.08.20

SC: Bhushan plea rejected

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected advocate Prashant Bhushan’s submission that hearing on quantum of punishment in a contempt case against him be heard by a different bench, news agency...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.08.20

Constitution bench sought

Justice Kurian Joseph, who retired as Supreme Court judge, has said a constitution bench should hear the two contempt cases the top court has taken up suo motu because “substantial questions of ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Prashant Bhushan moves SC seeking deferment of sentence

A day before the scheduled hearing on quantum of sentence, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan who has been held guilty of criminal contempt for his two derogatory tweets, moved the Supreme Court seeking...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 18.08.20

Lawyers: Judges can be scrutinised

Several lawyers on Monday asserted the right of the Bar to draw attention to the shortcomings of the judiciary and urged the Supreme Court to put on hold its August 14 order convicting advocate Prasha...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.08.20

Contempt: Supreme Court explains why

The Supreme Court has come down heavily on activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, ruling that he had damaged “the dignity and authority of the institution” by two tweets and was therefore ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.08.20

Bhushan guilty of contempt: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday held activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it would hear on A...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Bhushan: SC to hear contempt case

  The Supreme Court on Monday said further hearing was required in the 2009 criminal contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal to examine whether comment...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.08.20

Decriminalise contempt, says Arun Shourie in plea

Arun Shourie, the crusading editor who became a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, and two others have moved the Supreme Court seeking the quashing of a provision that criminalises conte...
By R. Balaji and Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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