Supreme Court to hear plea alleging contemptous remarks against judicary

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week the plea of a lawyer alleging that some advocates and politicians were making contemptuous remarks against the apex judiciary on social media and news channels.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of lawyer Gaurav Bhatia, also a BJP spokesperson, that even senior lawyers and politicians were making contemptous public statements about the judiciary and the court should take judicial note of these remarks.

“We will hear either on Tuesday or Wednesday,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.

Bhatia referred to some tweets of activists and some people attached to political parties aganist the judges and said he cannot even read some of them in the court.

“These unsavoury and uncharitable comments”, made on channels and social media, by some persons are contemptuous in nature, he alleged.

He has sought contempt action against the lawyers and politicians and said he would be filing a petition shortly on the issue.

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