Monday, December 11, 2023

Topic: contempt of court

SC suspends YouTuber’s contempt of court sentence for “entire judiciary in corruption” remarks

The Supreme Court on Friday suspended a six-month sentence imposed by the Madras High Court on YouTuber Savukku Shankar for contempt of court.

International Commission of Jurists urges review of criminal contempt laws after SC order on Prashant Bhushan sentencing

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Tuesday expressed its concern regarding the 31 August 2020 and 14 August 2020 decisions of the Indian Supreme Court to convict prominent human rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan for criminal contempt of court, on the basis of two twitter posts in which the lawyer criticized the performance of the Indian judiciary.

“Is a Dalit not allowed to be a victim?” Prashant Bhushan’s tweet against Justice Karnan slammed by Dalit intellectuls

Dalit scholars and writers have expressed their concerns over senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan's comments against Justice C.S. Karnan, who in 2017 became the first serving judge to be convicted for contempt.