Category: Judiciary

Prashant Bhushan found guilty of contempt, fined one rupee

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a symbolic fine of one rupee ($0.0136) on a prominent lawyer found guilty of criminal contempt for posts on Twitter that were critical of senior judges, which he declined to apologise for. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court […]

SC refers 2009 contempt case against Bhushan to other bench

New Delhi, Aug 25: The Supreme Court Tuesday decided to refer to another bench the 2009 contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal to deal with certain larger questions related to freedom of speech and levelling of corruption charges against the judiciary. The apex court in […]

SC grants 30 minutes to Bhushan to reconsider his stand on contemptuous tweets

New Delhi, Aug 25:  The Supreme Court Tuesday granted 30 minutes to activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted for contempt, to ‘think over’ his stand of not expressing regret over his tweets against the judiciary. The top court granted another opportunity to Bhushan after Attorney General K K Venugopal sought […]

Foreign attendees of Tablighi event made scapegoat, says HC

Mumbai, Aug 22: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has said that the foreign nationals, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event held in Delhi in March this year, were made “scapegoats” and allegations were levelled that they were responsible for spreading COVID-19 in the country. A […]

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC extends deadline till Sept 30 for verdict

New Delhi, Aug 22:  The Supreme Court has extended by a month the deadline for completion of trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case involving 32 accused, including BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, and said that judgement should be delivered by […]

SC rejects plea seeking postponement of JEE (Main) & NEET-UG exams amid COVID-19

New Delhi, Aug 17: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking postponement of JEE (Main) April 2020 and NEET-Undergraduate examinations, which are scheduled to be conducted in September, amid spurt in number of COVID-19 cases, saying precious year of students “cannot be wasted” and life has […]

Further hearing needed in 2009 contempt case against Bhushan, Tejpal : SC

New Delhi, Aug 10: 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 […]

Expression of opinion cannot constitute contempt of court: Prashant Bhushan to SC

New Delhi, Aug 3: 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 show cause notice issued by the Supreme Court. The top court on July 22 issued notice […]

SC allows Rajasthan HC to pass orders on plea of Pilot, 18 MLAs; directions subject to its verdict

New Delhi, Jul 23: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the Rajasthan High Court to pronounce order on plea of 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including sacked deputy CM Sachin Pilot, against the Assembly Speaker’s notice for initiating disqualification proceedings against them, but said that it would be subject to the […]

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