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

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                      “Judges cannot speak out even if they are humiliated. How long can the Supreme Court and the Judges suffer the humiliation heaped regularly? It is not a question of one or two tweets. Look at the number of contemptuous statements made by him and the number of contempt cases initiated against him. Yet he […]

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SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary

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The Supreme Court on Friday held activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it would hear on August 20 the arguments on quantum of sentence to be awarded to Bhushan in the matter. A contemnor can be punished with simple […]

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Further hearing needed in 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal : SC

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 The Supreme Court on Monday said further hearing was required in the 2009 criminal contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal to examine whether comments on corruption against judges per se amounted to contempt or not. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari […]

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Rafale: Official Secret Act Vs Right To Information.

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The government is focusing on whether or not documents released in the media are ‘secret’, without going into their veracity. For discovering an incriminating document from the defence department, a journalist is threatened. For attaching those documents to public interest litigation, a lawyer is threatened with prosecution under the Official Secrets Act. The battle is […]

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