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After SC rap, Centre agrees to grant permanent commission to women Army officers
India

After SC rap, Centre agrees to grant permanent commission to women Army officers

Threatened with contempt action against the Indian Army and its Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane by the Supreme Court over non-compliance of its earlier orders, the defence force agreed on Friday to grant Permanent Commission (PC) to all of its eligible women officers

Don't take action against citizens seeking oxygen, COVID-19 beds on social media: SC to states
India

Don't take action against citizens seeking oxygen, COVID-19 beds on social media: SC to states

A Supreme Court Bench, comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, also said that if any action is taken against such posts by citizens in distress, it will be treated as contempt of court

Courts are institutions of governance, must be open to criticism, says Harish Salve
India

Courts are institutions of governance, must be open to criticism, says Harish Salve

Salve made the remarks while addressing the 16th Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture on 'Criticism of judiciary, contempt jurisdiction and its use in the age of social media'

SC issues show-cause notices to Kunal Kamra, Rachita Taneja for tweets against apex court
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SC issues show-cause notices to Kunal Kamra, Rachita Taneja for tweets against apex court

Supreme Court sought a response from Kunal Kamra and Rachita Taneja in six weeks on the notices issued in two separate cases

KK Venugopal gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings against creator of comic Sanitary Panels
India

KK Venugopal gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings against creator of comic Sanitary Panels

The Attorney General stated that two tweets posted by the creator of Sanitary Panels imply that the Supreme Court is biased to the ruling party and undermine public confidence in the institution.

'Don't intend to retract tweet or apologise': Kunal Kamra on contempt of court proceedings against him
India

'Don't intend to retract tweet or apologise': Kunal Kamra on contempt of court proceedings against him

In a letter posted on Twitter, the stand-up comedian also wished to volunteer the time that would be allotted to the hearing of his contempt case to other matters and parties who have not been as lucky and privileged as him to 'jump the queue'

Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges after posting tweets about SC
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Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges after posting tweets about SC

One of the letters seeking Attorney General’s consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra claims that the comedian has allegedly attempted to lower the Supreme Court's authority through his tweets after the apex court had granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

Attorney General KK Veneugopal criticises reportage in pending cases, say it may amount to contempt of court
India

Attorney General KK Veneugopal criticises reportage in pending cases, say it may amount to contempt of court

During the hearing in the 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal, Venugopal said that TV reports can be very "damaging for the accused" in big cases and may influence the court

Tamil actor Suriya's tweet on NEET is contempt to court, says Madras HC judge; demands action
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Tamil actor Suriya's tweet on NEET is contempt to court, says Madras HC judge; demands action

Suriya's note in Tamil stated that the government should create equal opportunities for everyone.

Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero
India

Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero

The only way for the Supreme Court to save face right now is if Bhushan apologises. If they don't sentence him for contempt, the message sent would be that the Court bowed to public pressure. If they do, then Bhushan becomes a hero and photos of him happily walking into prison are on the front page of every newspaper.

Prashant Bhushan contempt case: 'Show remorse,' says court; tweets expressed my bonafide belief, argues lawyer
India

Prashant Bhushan contempt case: 'Show remorse,' says court; tweets expressed my bonafide belief, argues lawyer

Prashant Bhushan told SC that he did not tweet in 'absence mindedness' and it would be insincere and contemptuous on his part to offer an apology for the tweets that expressed what was and continues to be his bona fide belief

SC to consider larger questions on contempt in 2009 case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal
India

SC to consider larger questions on contempt in 2009 case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

The court said it would like to hear arguments on what should be the process in contempt cases where allegations are being levelled against judges

Prashant Bhushan case: 'No contempt', say 41 practicing lawyers, urge SC to take 'corrective steps'
India

Prashant Bhushan case: 'No contempt', say 41 practicing lawyers, urge SC to take 'corrective steps'

The lawyers also questioned the Supreme Court's 'utter disregard' about the presence of the Attorney General, a 'highly-respected lawyer of great eminence.'

SC holds Prashant Bhushan in contempt: How can 2 tweets shake foundations of law and imperil Indian democracy?
India

SC holds Prashant Bhushan in contempt: How can 2 tweets shake foundations of law and imperil Indian democracy?

If the Supreme Court is convinced that what Prashant Bhushan has said is false, then surely it is up to the court to show that it is so. If, however, what Bhushan has said is true, then the damage to the institution wrought by the actions of the past four CJIs is greater than two tweets talking about it could ever be

Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary; quantum of punishment hearing on 20 August
India

Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary; quantum of punishment hearing on 20 August

Justice BR Gavai, reading out the judgment, said Bhushan had committed "serious contempt of the court".

Daiichi Sankyo case: SC holds former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder, Shivinder Singh guilty of contempt of court
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Daiichi Sankyo case: SC holds former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder, Shivinder Singh guilty of contempt of court

The Supreme Court on Friday held former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh guilty of contempt of court for violating its order asking them not to divest their shares in Fortis Healthcare Limited

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case hearing: SC issues notices to two for threatening Muslim parties' advocate Rajeev Dhavan
India

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case hearing: SC issues notices to two for threatening Muslim parties' advocate Rajeev Dhavan

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from two persons for allegedly threatening senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for taking up the case on behalf of the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute matter

Won't apologise, nothing wrong in sharing a meme, says BJP worker Priyanka Sharma after release from Kolkata jail
Politics

Won't apologise, nothing wrong in sharing a meme, says BJP worker Priyanka Sharma after release from Kolkata jail

BJP worker Priyanka Sharma on Wednesday asserted that she will not apolosise she sharing a meme of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook.

Release Priyanka Sharma or face contempt charges, Supreme Court warns West Bengal govt for keeping BJP worker in jail
India

Release Priyanka Sharma or face contempt charges, Supreme Court warns West Bengal govt for keeping BJP worker in jail

The Supreme Court has warned the West Bengal government of contempt charges unless it orders the release of BJP worker Priyanka Sharma, arrested for sharing a meme of Mamata Banerjee.

Contempt of court case: Meenakshi Lekhi says apology of Rahul Gandhi's lawyer not enough, Congress president should apologise in writing
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Contempt of court case: Meenakshi Lekhi says apology of Rahul Gandhi's lawyer not enough, Congress president should apologise in writing

The Congress president's lawyer had sought an apology on his behalf from the Supreme Court on Monday. A contempt case was filed against Rahul for his 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' remark.