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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday initiated suo motu (on its own) contempt proceedings against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his alleged derogatory tweets against the judiciary.

The apex court has also initiated contempt proceedings against Twitter India on which Bhushan had posted some alleged derogatory comments.

The matter is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday by a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.

Bhushan has been raising issues pertaining to judiciary and recently he was very critical and vocal of the way in which the top court handled the matters related to migrant workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also made statements relating to the treatment meted out to jailed activists like Varavara Rao and Sudha Bharadwaj who are accused in Bhima-Koregaon case.

As of now, it is not clear as to which tweets of Bhushan have been prime facie construed as contemptous by the apex court.


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  1. How are you seeking support from general public, when several media are indulge in fake news and deliberately deviating public attention by making false news and news without checking fact.

  2. Supreme court is not the personal fiefdom of Prashant Bhushan and his ilk. Bhushan has not only been criticising the judgements which have gone against him but he has personally attacked judges of the SC including at least 3 CJIs including the current one Mr Bobade, Mr Gogoi and Mr Dipak Mishra. And this action against Bhushan should have been taken long back. It has come rather late in the day. Anyway now that the SC has taken suo moto cognizance of his stupid utterances the court should ensure that maximum jail sentence as prescribed in the law should me meted out to him. He deserves no mercy at all.

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