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Suo Moto contempt case against Prashant Bhushan


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SC Registers Suo Moto Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Twitter India



Read The Petition filed by Advocate Mahek Maheswari on July 9, seeking to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Bhushan and Twitter India based on which SC has initiated suo motu Contempt against Bhushan And Twitter HERE


22.07.2020 Hearing [Day-1]


Read Live-Updates Here




SC Issues Contempt Notice To Advocate Prashant Bhushan Over His Tweets On Judiciary


Bhushan’s Tweets Brought Disrepute To Justice Administration & Undermined Dignity Of CJI’s Office: SC Expresses Prima Facie View


Read The Order Here




‘Offence Of Scandalizing The Court Rooted In Colonial Assumptions’ :N Ram, Shourie, Bhushan Move SC Challenging Constitutionality Of Sec 2(c)(i) Of Contempt Of Courts Act


Read The Petition here


Prashant Bhushan Files Writ Petition In SC Seeking Recall Of Contempt Notice


Read Petition Here


Prashant Bhushan Seeks Certified Copy Of Administrative Order; SC Registry Quotes SC Rules


Read Office Report here




‘Raising Concerns About The Manner In Which 4 CJIs Have Used Or Failed to Use Their Powers Doesn’t Amount To Contempt’ : Bhushan’s Files Reply In SC


Read Reply Here




SC Registry Rejects Impleadment Application Filed By 16 Civil Society Activists


05.08.2020 [Hearing Day-2]


Live Updates


‘Why Only Certain Judges Get Politically Sensitive Matters?’ : Dave Raises Points Of Criticism Against SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case


‘Comments Were Not Out Of Malice; But Out Of Love & Affection For Court’, Says Bhushan As SC Reserves Orders On Contempt Case




Prashant Bhushan Files Fresh Application In Contempt Case To Lead Further Evidence


Reda Application Here




Plea Challenging Contempt Law Withdrawn From SC; Liberty Granted To Approach HC




Prashant Bhushan’s Tweets Tend to Shake Public Confidence In Institution Of Judiciary: SC


There Is No Requirement Of Taking Attorney General’s Consent In Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings:SC


SC Holds Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Tweets Against Judiciary; Will Hear Him On Sentence



Read the Judgemnt Here




Contempt Verdict Against Prashant Bhushan Suffers From ‘Great Imbalances’; Will File Review: Dhavan Tells SC




‘Undertakes To File Review In 30 Days’ : Prashant Bhushan Files Application To Defer Sentence Hearing In Contempt Case


Read Application Here


20.08.2020 [Hearing- Day-3]


Live Updates Here


“I Do Not Ask For Mercy, I Do Not Appeal to Magnanimity, I am Here To Cheerfully Submit to Any Penalty”: Prashant Bhushan Tells SC Quoting Gandhiji


‘My Statements Are Well Considered And Well Thought Of’: Prashant Bhushan Declines SC’s Offer For Time To Reconsider Statement


Attorney General Requests SC To Not Punish Prashant Bhushan In Contempt Case


To Punish For Contempt, Court Has To Show Comments ‘Substantially Interfered With Administration Of Justice’ :Dhavan Tells SC In Bhushan Case


Prashant Bhushan Contempt: SC Dismisses Appeal Against Registry Rejecting Intervention Application Filed By Activists




“Offering An Apology Would Be Contempt Of My Conscience And That Of Supreme Court”: Prashant Bhushan Refuses To Apologize In Contempt Case [Read Affidavit]


Read Affidavit Here


25.08.2020 [Hearing- Day-4]




‘We Expected Something Better’, SC On Prashant Bhushan’s Statement; AG Urges Court To Take ‘Compassionate View’


Tells Us What Is Wrong In Using The Word “Apology”‘: Asks Justice Mishra As SC Reserves Judgment In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Over Two Tweets


‘Not Seeking Mercy; Asking For Judicial Statesmanship’: Dhavan To SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case




SC to pronounce Judgement


SC Sentences Prashant Bhushan To A Fine Of Rupee One In The Contempt Case Over His Two Tweets


Read the Judgement here