The supreme court of india had initiated the suo motu contempt proceedings against Activist lawyer, Prashant Bhushan, the similar notice was also issued to Twitter India. The contempt case against Prashant Bhushan is reportedly based on his two tweets criticizing CJI SA Bobde and last four CJIs. Following Bhushan’s tweet on June 29 criticizing CJI SA Bobde, a Guna based advocate Mahek Maheshwari had filed a petition in the supreme court asking it to initiate the contempt proceedings against Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India. He alleged that Bhushan passed the derogatory comments on CJI SA Bobde Deliberately and wilfully.
The SC Bench while hearing the matter had asked Prashant Bhushan to file a reply by August 5. Bhushan who filed his reply Yesterday, has detailed his explanation on the comments/ tweets he made. Replying to the contempt proceedings against him, he said that bonafide criticism of the manner and the functioning of the Supreme Court, ‘however outspoken, undesirable and unpalatable’ it is, cannot constitute Contempt of court.
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