Explainer: Contempt Of Court – The Case Of Prashant Bhushan

This article presents an account of the recent conviction of Advocate Prashant Bhushan in a case of criminal contempt by the Supreme Court. The conviction of Mr. Bhushan over his two tweets critical about the functioning of the Supreme Court has attracted multiple responses from activists, lawyers, judges, etc. and has also invited challenges to the constitutionality of the provisions under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. Thus, it becomes pertinent to dwell into the case to evaluate its relevance and its repercussions on the contempt law in the future.

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