Famous lawyer Prashanth Bhushan made havoc with his two tweets. Now he is charged with contempt of court. First, when was this law imposed?
The law was imposed in 1926 in the rule of the British. It changed as 1952 contempt of court. Later, in 1961 July 29th a committee was set and submitted its report on 28th February 1963. Finally, it was sent to the joint select committee in 1968. In the year 1971 December, it was passed. In the 21st law commission, was asked to change, it said that there was no need to amend and the same can be followed.
There are two types of contempt of Court
1. Civil 2. Criminal
1.Civil contempt of court section 2 (B): In the civil contempt of court, it deals with the willful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other processes of a court or wilful breach of an undertaking given to a court.
2.Criminal contempt of court Section 2(C): It is defined as the publication (whether by word, spoken or written or by sign or by visible representation or otherwise) of any matter or doing of any other acts whatsoever which,
i.Scandalises, or tend to scandalize or lowers or tender to lower the authority of any court or
ii.Prejudices or interfere with the due course of any judicial proceedings or
iii.Interferes or tends to interfere with or obstruct or tend to obstruct the administration in any other manner
So this is the law and sections which have to be followed by any person who stays here. The punishment for this act is rupees 2000 fine and/or ordinary imprisonment of 6 months. The entire rage began with two tweets tweeted by Prasanth Bhushan, a famous lawyer, and politically active person.
In the first tweet, he said that the CJI and supreme court have been destructing the democracy and in the second tweet, he kept the photo of Chief justice Babde and said that CJI was enjoying the Harley Davidson bike ride from the BJP worker, but the fact is CJI Babe has a passion for bikes, when he went for plantation, the Harley Davidson showroom requested him to ride. By that, he removed the mask and kept it in the pocket. Stood as if he was riding a bike. It wasn’t given by any BJP worker.
The Supreme Court has taken this issue as suo moto and started hearing from more than one month. Prashanth Bhushan’s derogatory comments may rage the public. On these, he was charged under Criminal Contempt of court under section 2 (C). The Supreme Court doesn’t believe in the propaganda and it condemns such heinous acts.