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‘We are living in dangerous times’

‘We are living in an undeclared Emergency.’‘Declared Emergency was easier to handle.’‘Nobody knows where an undeclared Emergency will take the country.’ “The Supreme Court’s conviction is flawed because it (Prashant Bhushan’s two tweets) is not contempt because his tweets in no way obstructs the course of justice or scandalises the court,” Supreme Court advocate and […]

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Prashant Bhushan conviction: prominent personalities express anguish

A statement from lawyers says an independent judiciary does not mean one above scrutiny and comment. Prominent personalities, including retired Supreme Court judges, senior apex court lawyers, former bureaucrats and Services chiefs, authors and veteran journalists have expressed their anguish at the top court’s conviction of civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his two tweets. […]

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Prashant Bhushan says ‘defective’ contempt petition ‘unilaterally’ listed by Supreme Court official

Secretary General action amounts to ‘usurpation’ of CJI’s role as ‘master of the roster’, he says in petition Noted civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan has approached the Supreme Court for a declaration that a “defective contempt petition” against him was “unilaterally” listed by the court’s Secretary General for judicial hearing before a Bench led by […]

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SC urged to withdraw contempt action against Prashant Bhushan

Group of prominent citizens seek reconsideration of decision in the interest of justice and fairness and to maintain the court’s dignity A group of prominent citizens, including retired judges, former bureaucrats, lawyers and activists, has urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against lawyer Prashant Bhushan and to […]

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Rafale petitioners guilty of leaking sensitive security info: Govt

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are ‘sensitive to national security’ and relate to war capacity of the combat aircraft. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government said the review plea filed by former Union ministers Yashwant […]

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Rafale deal: Supreme Court moved over ‘false’ government submissions

Plea seeks to prosecute Central officers The Supreme Court’s verdict and Comptroller Auditor General of India (CAG)’s report on the Rafale deal notwithstanding, Prashant Bhushan, eminent lawyer and activist, has moved the SC seeking prosecution of Central government functionaries — responsible for submitting false information to the apex court — under forgery charges. Apart from […]