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Prashant Bhushan: Indian activist, lawyer and politician
Prashant Bhushan is a public interest lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He was a member of the faction of the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement known as Team Anna which supported Anna Hazare's campaign for the implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill. After a split in IAC, he helped Team Anna form the Aam Aadmi Party. In 2015, he made several allegations against the party's leadership, its functioning and its deviation from the core ideology, values and commitments. He is one of the founders of Swaraj Abhiyan and Sambhaavnaa, an Institute of Public Policy and Politics.

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‘Not intended to disrespect Supreme Court’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict [Video]

‘Not intended to disrespect Supreme Court’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan said he did not intend to disrespect the Supreme Court or judiciary with his tweets. Bhushan’s comments came during a press conference after the Supreme Court found him guilty..

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My contempt case is watershed moment for freedom of speech: Prashant Bhushan [Video]

My contempt case is watershed moment for freedom of speech: Prashant Bhushan

Senior lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan over Supreme Court's decision to pay Rs 1 fine in the contempt of court case held a press conference on August 31. Bhushan said, "My tweets were not intended..

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India Against Corruption movement, AAP propped by RSS-BJP to bring down UPA govt: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi cited AAP founder member and civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan's reported claim that the movement was to a large extent supported and propped by the BJP-RSS to bring down the Congress..
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Prashant Bhushan files review petition in SC against conviction, fine in contempt case

Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its judgment convicting him and imposing a fine of Re 1 on him for criminal contempt of court in the suo..
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Prashant Bhushan to submit Re 1 fine in contempt case today


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Prashant Bhushan pays Re 1 fine in contempt case, vows to seek review of SC judgment

Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan, convicted in the contempt case, on Monday deposited the fine of one rupee that was imposed on him by the top court earlier, as the quantum of sentence. The..
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Prashant Bhushan seeks rules for appeal in SC in original contempt cases


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Prashant Bhushan moves SC; seeks right to appeal in contempt conviction, hearing by larger, different bench

Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted and awarded one rupee fine for his contemptuous tweets against the judiciary, on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking the right of appeal against..
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BCI to begin probe against Prashant Bhushan in contempt case; advocacy licence hangs in balance

The Bar Council of India (BCI) is now going to take action against Prashant Bhushan, a lawyer convicted of criminal contempt of the Supreme Court. The council has decided to examine whether lawyer..
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End contempt of court provision, says Prashant Bhushan


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Power of contempt of court misused to stifle free speech: Prashant Bhushan

Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted and fined by the Supreme Court for contempt of court, said this power is sometimes misused or abused in an attempt to stifle free speech or discussion about..
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CJI SA Bobde bids adieu to Justice Arun Mishra on retirement

Attorney General was against giving any punishment in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case but Justice Mishra felt that it was necessary.
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Can’t be guided by opinions of ex-judges or media: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday strongly disapproved of the media and retired judges freely expressing their opinion on what should be the course adopted by the court in the contempt of court proceedings..
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SC imposes token Re 1 fine on Bhushan for contempt, lawyer says he’ll pay up

The tempest over whether Prashant Bhushan should be punished for bringing the Supreme Court into contempt with his comments ended unspectacularly on Monday, with the court handing down the..
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Advocate Bhushan's conduct reflects ego, zero remorse, SC says during sentencing

The Supreme Court on Monday while imposing a token fine of Re 1 on advocate Prashant Bhushan, who has been convicted in a contempt case for tweets against the judiciary, said it was not afraid of..
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'Not warranted': Former law minister M Veerapa Moily on SC punishing Prashant Bhushan

Moily expressed the view that judges should not take upon themselves to punish a person who makes allegations against them. "It looks as if it was not warranted," he said on the Supreme Court imposing..
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Prashant Bhushan: A lawyer mired in controversies

One person who took can be held responsible for the people of India losing confidence in the UPA government during its second term, it would be Prashant Bhushan.
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SC fines Prashant Bhushan one rupee for contempt of court

The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a token fine of one rupee against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan as punishment in the contempt case against him.
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Pay Re 1 or go to jail for three months: SC tells Prashant Bhushan

Supreme Court on Monday directed lawyer Prashant Bhushan to pay a fine of Rupee 1 by September 15 or spend three months in prison along with a three-year ban on practising.
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Prashant Bhushan case: SC to pronounce quantum of sentence


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Prashant Bhushan contempt case: 122 law students urge SC to reconsider judgment


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SC to decide on Bhushan’s penalty tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Monday will pronounce its order quantifying the punishment to be awarded to activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan for committing contempt of court by tweeting ‘false and..
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SC to pronounce on Monday order on Prashant Bhushan's sentence in contempt case

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, had reserved its order on August 25 reserved its judgement on the sentence of Bhushan in connection with the case. Reserving its order on the..
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SC reserves Bhushan verdict, AG says let him off with warning

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its decision on quantum of punishment for Prashant Bhushan, convicted of contempt of court, after giving vent to its anguish over the activist-advocate's repeated..
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Contempt case: Prashant Bhushan seeks recall of order; what's wrong in apologising, asks SC


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Prashant Bhushan contempt case: Key arguments and observations made in SC


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Bhushan contempt case hearing adjourned to September 10

During hearing a 2009 contempt case against advocate Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that it is not only question of punishment but also faith in the institution that required..
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Prashant Bhushan contempt case: Important hearing today, Supreme Court likely to deliver verdict

The Supreme Court will continue hearing today (i.e. August 25, Tuesday) the case of Advocate Prashant Bhushan, a lawyer convicted of criminal contempt, and will consider the statement that Bhushan had..
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Sentence today, no apology, says Prashant Bhushan


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Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologise in SC for his 2 tweets against judiciary

An insincere apology would amount to the contempt of my conscience and of an institution, Bhushan said in his supplementary statement filed in the suo motu (on its own) contempt case against him by the..
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SC gives Prashant Bhushan till August 24 to tender unconditional apology, rejects deferment plea


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Contempt case: SC rejects submission of Prashant Bhushan for hearing on sentence by another bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the submission of activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the arguments on quantum of sentence in the contempt proceedings in which he has been held guilty be heard..
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Prashant Bhushan moves SC, seeks deferment of hearing on sentence till review plea considered

A day before the scheduled hearing on quantum of sentence, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan who has been held guilty of criminal contempt for his two derogatory tweets, moved the Supreme Court seeking..
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Bar Association of India comes out in support of Prashant Bhushan

The Bar Association of India (BAI) on Tuesday came out in support of activist-lawyer Prasant Bhushan, convicted for contempt of court, saying that at a time the citizenry is facing huge challenges, the..
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SC to study if procedure needed for complaints against judges

The Supreme Court on Monday said contempt of court proceedings initiated in 2009 against activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan for his charge that half of the 16 former CJIs were corrupt had raised an..
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SC to consider larger questions in 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

The apex court in November 2009, had issued a contempt notice to Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to a news..
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Corruption charge is not contempt: Bhushan

After being convicted of contempt of court for scandalising the Chief Justice Of India and the Supreme Court with his “false and malicious” tweets, activist- advocate Prashant Bhushan told the SC..
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Bhushan guilty of contempt for 'false, malicious' tweets: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday discarded its traditional "dogs may bark, the caravan will pass" approach and made an example of advocate Prashant Bhushan by holding him guilty of criminal contempt of..
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Can’t use free speech to malign courts, says SC

In convicting activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan for contempt, the Supreme Court on Friday tread cautiously in dealing with the age-old clash between right to free speech and contempt of court to rule..
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Lawyers term as 'unfortunate' SC holding Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt


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Supreme Court holds advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt

The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets.
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SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for derogatory tweets against judiciary

The Supreme Court on Friday held Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets derogatory to the CJI and his four predecessors. The apex court said it will hear the arguments on quantum of sentence on..
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Contempt case against Prashant Bhushan: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict in the suo motu contempt case against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his two tweets allegedly derogatory against the judiciary.
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SC allows Arun Shourie, N Ram and Prashant Bhushan to withdraw plea on contempt law


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SC to decide if Prashant Bhushan committed contempt

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to scrutinise activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan’s 2009 allegation that “half of the 16 former CJIs were corrupt” to determine whether it would amount to..
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‘Corrupt ex-CJIs’ remark: SC rejects Prashant Bhushan’s ‘regrets’

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan's regret for his 2009 statement that half of 16 former CJIs were corrupt. The SC on Monday said further hearing was required in the..
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Further hearing needed in 2009 contempt case against Bhushan, Tejpal: SC

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. A bench headed by Justice Arun..
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My tweets are for good of judiciary: Bhushan

Facing contempt proceedings for criticising the CJI and his four predecessors, advocate Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that his tweets were not malicious and referred to the 2018..
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Lawyer Prashant Bhushan defends tweets, SC reserves verdict in contempt case

Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday defended in the Supreme Court his two alleged contemptuous tweets saying they were against the judges regarding their conduct in their personal capacity..
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Prashant Bhushan regrets, but refuses to apologise

Activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan refused to tender an apology to the Supreme Court on Tuesday for his 2009 statement that half of 16 former CJIs were corrupt, but expressed complete faith in the..
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CJI not same as SC, says defiant Prashant Bhushan

Standing firm on his two tweets criticising the CJI and his four predecessors which led to initiation of contempt proceedings against him, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan defiantly detailed why he..
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Expression of opinion cannot constitute contempt of court: Prashant Bhushan to SC

The expression of opinion, “however outspoken, disagreeable or unpalatable to some”, cannot constitute contempt of court, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Monday in his reply to a..
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