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Supreme Court Drops Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee, Surya Kant and M M Sundresh closed the proceedings after senior advocate Kapil Sibal informed that an apology has been tendered.

30 August 2022

Prashant Bhushan Asks SC To Hear Pleas Seeking Review of Sentencing

The top court had on August 14 held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two contemptuous tweets against the judiciary


Naseeruddin Shah, Javed Akhtar Among Others Condemn French Church Attack

Over 130 prominent Indian personalities signed a statement, ‘unequivocally’ condemning the Church attack in France’s Nice.


Tripura Violence: SC Grants Protection From Arrest To Journalist, Others Booked Under UAPA

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Tripura government on a plea against its decision to invoke the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against two lawyers, and a journalist.

17 November 2021

Regret ‘Error’: Prashant Bhushan On His Tweet On CJI

In a tweet last month, Prashant Bhushan was critical of the CJI being provided a special helicopter by the MP government.


Certain Media Reportage Forbidden In Pending Cases, Attorney General Tells SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal was appearing before a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar to assist it in the hearing of the 2009 contempt case against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal.

13 October 2020

Relief To Left Out CA Aspirants, ICAI To Announce Decision Within Two Weeks

ICAI has told SC, candidates who opted-out of the CA exam conducted in July this year will not lose any opportunity.

09 September 2021

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Prashant Bhushan Challenges Supreme Court Against Re 1 Fine Over His Tweets

Referring to a Supreme Court judgement, the review plea said the court never indicated to Prashant Bhushan that it was contemplating barring from practicing as a lawyer.

01 October 2020

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15 September 2020
‘AAP Propped Up By RSS-BJP To Bring Down UPA Govt,’ Claims Rahul Gandhi

‘AAP Propped Up By RSS-BJP To Bring Down UPA Govt,’ Claims Rahul Gandhi

Citing Prashant Bhushan’s recent comments Rahul Gandhi, says ‘what was known has been confirmed.’


10 September 2020
SC Seeks AG's Assistance In 2009 Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

SC Seeks AG's Assistance In 2009 Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

The Supreme Court had in November 2009 issued contempt notices to Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former...


05 September 2020
‘Dangerous’ Jurisdiction When Judges Act In Their Own Cause: Prashant Bhushan

‘Dangerous’ Jurisdiction When Judges Act In Their Own Cause: Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan said that scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in...


31 August 2020
'I Will Respectfully Pay The Fine': Prashant Bhushan

'I Will Respectfully Pay The Fine': Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan, photographed holding up a Re 1 coin, announced at a press conference: 'I propose to submit to the order and respectfully pay the fine.'


31 August 2020
'Not warranted': Ex-Law Minister Moily On SC Imposing One Rupee Fine On Prashant Bhushan

'Not warranted': Ex-Law Minister Moily On SC Imposing One Rupee Fine On Prashant Bhushan

Moily expressed the view that judges should not take upon themselves to punish a person who makes allegations against them.


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31 August 2020
SC Fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1 In 2020 Contempt Case; 3-Month Jail If He Refuses

SC Fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1 In 2020 Contempt Case; 3-Month Jail If He Refuses

Failing to pay the fine amount of one rupee, Prashant Bhushan will be barred from legal practice for thee years and face thee-month jail term, the Supreme...


29 August 2020
Supreme Court Order On Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Sentencing On Monday

Supreme Court Order On Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Sentencing On Monday

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the contempt of court case against Prashant Bhushan.


25 August 2020
‘Apology Is A Magical Word,’ Says SC As It Reserves Order In Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan

‘Apology Is A Magical Word,’ Says SC As It Reserves Order In Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan's counsel Rajeev Dhavan told the top court its order of August 20, directing Bhushan to file an unconditional apology, was an exercise of...


25 August 2020
SC Refers 11-year-old Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan To CJI To Post Before New Bench

SC Refers 11-year-old Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan To CJI To Post Before New Bench

As Justice Arun Mishra is set to retire from the apex court on September 2, he said he could not hear the 2009 case as it would need lengthy arguments. Justice...


24 August 2020
‘Will Amount To Contempt Of My Conscience’: Prashant Bhushan Refuses To Apologise For His Tweets

‘Will Amount To Contempt Of My Conscience’: Prashant Bhushan Refuses To Apologise For His Tweets

Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court that 'an apology for expression of his beliefs, conditional or unconditional,' would be insincere.


20 August 2020
To Punish Or Not To Punish: Prashant Bhushan's Defiance Puts SC In Stalemate

To Punish Or Not To Punish: Prashant Bhushan's Defiance Puts SC In Stalemate

Bhushan’s submission may go down in history books both as the mark of an individual committed to his ideals, irrespective of the personal cost they may...


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20 August 2020
'I Do Not Ask For Mercy... It Would Be Insincere To Offer Apology': Prashant Bhushan To SC

'I Do Not Ask For Mercy... It Would Be Insincere To Offer Apology': Prashant Bhushan To SC

'I am pained, not because I may be punished, but because I have been grossly misunderstood,' Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court.


20 August 2020
SC Gives Prashant Bhushan Two Days To Reconsider Apologising For Contemptuous Tweets

SC Gives Prashant Bhushan Two Days To Reconsider Apologising For Contemptuous Tweets

The top court on August 14 held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his derogatory tweets against the judiciary, saying they cannot be said to be a fair...


20 August 2020
Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan Should Be Heard By Constitution Bench: Ex SC Judge

Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan Should Be Heard By Constitution Bench: Ex SC Judge

Justice Joseph also said that a person convicted by the top court in a suo-motu case should get an opportunity for an intra-court appeal.


14 August 2020
SC Holds Lawyer Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Tweets Against CJI, Judiciary

SC Holds Lawyer Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Tweets Against CJI, Judiciary

The Supreme Court will hear the arguments on sentence against Prashant Bhushan on August 20.


10 August 2020
SC Refuses To Accept Prashant Bhushan's Apology In 2009 Contempt Case, Says Further Hearing Needed

SC Refuses To Accept Prashant Bhushan's Apology In 2009 Contempt Case, Says Further Hearing Needed

The top court had in November 2009 issued contempt notice to Bhushan and Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in...


29 July 2020
Why I Defend Prashant Bhushan’s Right To Offend

Why I Defend Prashant Bhushan’s Right To Offend

There may be issues of national importance, sovereignty, and security where a contrarian view against national consensus is not acceptable. Otherwise, the...


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