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‘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 conflict with freedom of speech.

05 September 2020
Cost Of Contempt

Cost Of Contempt

The one-rupee fine slapped on Prashant Bhushan puts the spotlight on the judiciary’s ability to handle dissent

04 September 2020

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...

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.

29 August 2020

Supreme Stalemate

A surge of solidarity—from the legal fraternity, intellectuals and civil society—ensures the SC softens its punitive stance on the Prashant Bhushan...

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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...


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
'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...


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.


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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...


02 March 2020
To Hang Or Not To Hang: Death Penalty Often Depends On Judges’ Perception Of Crime

To Hang Or Not To Hang: Death Penalty Often Depends On Judges’ Perception Of Crime

Judges assess the severity of a crime in their own way, often leading to different degrees of punishment for crimes of similar nature.


27 February 2020
S Muralidhar, Judge Hearing Delhi Riots Case, Transferred To Punjab & Haryana HC

S Muralidhar, Judge Hearing Delhi Riots Case, Transferred To Punjab & Haryana HC

A government notification about the transfer was issued on Wednesday which said that after consultation with Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, President Ram...


30 August 2020
70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Our Courts Need To Be More Welcoming, Accessible, Purpose Driven

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Our Courts Need To Be More Welcoming, Accessible, Purpose Driven

All kinds of people access courts, including persons with special needs. Any institution that seeks to be accessible to a diverse audience must be prepared to...


01 December 2019
Telangana Vet's Rape-Murder Case To Be Tried In Fast Track Court: CM Rao

Telangana Vet's Rape-Murder Case To Be Tried In Fast Track Court: CM Rao

In his first public statement since the incident, Rao also described the rape and murder of the 25-year old woman by four men as 'ghastly' and expressed his...


03 November 2019
Tis Hazari Violence: BCD To Give Compensation Upto 2 Lakh For Lawyers Injured In Clash

Tis Hazari Violence: BCD To Give Compensation Upto 2 Lakh For Lawyers Injured In Clash

Lawyers and police had clashed at Tis Hazari Court complex here on Saturday afternoon during which at least 10 police personnel and several lawyers were injured


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12 July 2019
Thankful To BJP-RSS For Opportunities To Take Ideological Battle To People: Rahul Gandhi

Thankful To BJP-RSS For Opportunities To Take Ideological Battle To People: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Ahmedabad to appear before a court, in a defamation case filed against him by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank...


12 July 2019
NDIAC Bill Is A Result Of The Law Minister’s Own Ego: Hans Raj Bhardwaj

NDIAC Bill Is A Result Of The Law Minister’s Own Ego: Hans Raj Bhardwaj

Former law minister and founder-chairperson of the ICADR, Hans Raj Bhardwaj, speaks to Outlook on the NDIAC Bill.


12 July 2019
International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution At Loggerheads With Union Law Ministry In Battle For Control

International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution At Loggerheads With Union Law Ministry In Battle For Control

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's introduction of a Bill in Lok Sabha is a clear indication of the Centre's 'unconstitutional' bid to grab power, says legal...


03 April 2019
Delhi Govt Seeks Month's Time To Grant Sanction To Prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar In JNU Sedition Case

Delhi Govt Seeks Month's Time To Grant Sanction To Prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar In JNU Sedition Case

The Delhi Police had earlier told the court that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar and others in the case, and it would take...


09 March 2019
Sit In Corner Till Court Rises: Meghalaya HC Directs Newspaper Editor, Publisher

Sit In Corner Till Court Rises: Meghalaya HC Directs Newspaper Editor, Publisher

The Shillong Times editor and publisher were also imposed with a fine of Rs 2 lakh each in a contempt of court case related to an article published by the...


07 March 2019
Made 'Genuine Mistake' In Tweets: Prashant Bhushan Admits In Supreme Court

Made 'Genuine Mistake' In Tweets: Prashant Bhushan Admits In Supreme Court

Bhushan, in his tweets, had alleged that the Centre, represented by Venugopal, misled the apex court over the appointment of Rao as interim CBI director.


20 February 2019
SC Holds Anil Ambani Guilty Of Contempt, Says Pay Rs 453 Cr To Ericsson Or Go To Jail

SC Holds Anil Ambani Guilty Of Contempt, Says Pay Rs 453 Cr To Ericsson Or Go To Jail

The contempt plea was filed against Ambani, Reliance Telecom chairman Satish Seth, Reliance Infratel chairperson Chhaya Virani and SBI chairman.


05 February 2019
Indian-Americans Begin Campaign Against Trump Nominee Neomi Rao

Indian-Americans Begin Campaign Against Trump Nominee Neomi Rao

Rao is slated to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing on Tuesday.


04 February 2019
Attorney General K K Venugopal Files Contempt Petition Against Prashant Bhushan

Attorney General K K Venugopal Files Contempt Petition Against Prashant Bhushan

During the February 1 hearing, Venugopal had in a sealed cover placed before the bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, the minutes of the meeting of the...


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