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Contempt of court

CONTEMPT OF COURT NEWS

Attorney General allows contempt proceedings against comic artist for her tweets

December 01, 2020 10:39 pm

Comic illustrator Rachita Taneja had posted the tweets on the bail granted to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

Explained: Contempt of court, and why the A-G has to consent to the proceedings

November 19, 2020 11:31 am

Kunal Kamra, a stand-up comedian, will face contempt of court charges for his tweets following the Supreme Court's decision to grant interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami. What is the punishment if found guilty? We explain.

What is Contempt of Court?

November 12, 2020 9:08 pm

Contempt of court: What exactly amounts to it? What is the punishment if guilty? here is what the rule book says - Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.

Anti-judiciary remarks: Andhra HC raps state govt for not filing cases against ruling YSR Cong leaders

October 08, 2020 8:55 pm

The court orally observed that comments of Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram, Deputy Chief Minister Narayana Swamy, MPs V Vijayasai Reddy, Nandigam Suresh and other leaders of the ruling party in the state in the social media, amounted to an attack on the judiciary.

Prashant Bhushan moves SC seeking intra-court appeal in contempt convictions

September 12, 2020 11:13 pm

Bhushan has argued that contempt proceedings are one in which the aggrieved party is the Supreme Court itself which acts as the "prosecutor, the witness and the judge" and, therefore, legal remedies in the way of procedural changes are required to avoid the fear of inherent bias.

10 free speech cases this year: In most, no relief from Supreme Court — except when Centre did not object

August 22, 2020 11:31 am

A scrutiny of the 10 cases involving free speech that came before the Supreme Court since January reveals a telling pattern.

I do not ask for mercy, open criticism of any institution is necessary to safeguard the constitutional order

August 22, 2020 12:26 pm

Prashant Bhushan writes: I am shocked that the court holds me guilty of “malicious, scurrilous, calculated attack” on the institution of administration of justice. I am dismayed that the Court has arrived at this conclusion without providing any evidence of my motives to launch such an attack.

Supreme Court urges rethink, Prashant Bhushan stands firm: no apology, my duty to future

August 21, 2020 8:56 am

Prashant Bhushan contempt of court case: The court, after hearing arguments on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to the lawyer, reserved its order and gave him time to apologise.

Arun Shourie interview: ‘Judgments judges deliver, their conduct, determine public esteem, not a tweet’

August 22, 2020 7:54 am

Arun Shourie told The Indian Express that if the Court is offended by a comment, it must, by law, give the person the opportunity to prove his assertion, since truth is a defence. 

Calling contempt by its name

August 19, 2020 7:46 pm

Supreme Court has issued criminal contempt notices in the rarest of rare cases, applying strict standards. Prashant Bhushan's case meets those criteria.