Contempt case against Prashant Bhushan: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow
Thursday, 13 August 2020 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.
The Supreme Court has held activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets allegedly derogatory against the judiciary.The Supreme Court said hearing on the quantum of punishment will be held on August 20. A 3 judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra also including BR...
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 of the contempt for his two tweets. The apex court said the tweets were against judiciary and maintained they cannot be said to be fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary made in public interest. “My tweets were not intended to disrespect the Supreme Court or the judiciary as a whole, but were merely meant to express my anguish, at what I felt, was a deviation from its sterling past record,” said Bhushan. “This issue was never about me versus the Hon’ble Judges, much less about me vs the Supreme Court. When the Supreme Court wins, every Indian wins; every Indian wants a strong judiciary,” Bhushan added.
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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 to disrespect Supreme Court or judiciary as a whole, but were meant to express my anguish at what I felt was deviation from its sterling record." Calling it a watershed moment, Senior Lawyer said, "This is a watershed moment for freedom of speech and seems to have encouraged many people to speak out against injustices."