On 9th July 2020 the Supreme Court of India took suo-moto cognisance on the SC Took suo motu cognizance on the basis of a petition filed by Mahek Maheswari seeking to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Avocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India over the tweet on CJI Bobde and another tweet against judiciary.
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Dushyant Dave, the appearing advocate for Bhushan, on Wednesday in the 3-hour long hearing argued that ‘Comments Were Not Out Of Malice; But Out Of Love & Affection For Court’. He also questioned that why only some judges are allotted political sensitive matters as his line of reasoning was the criticism of the Supreme Court.
In a terse manner, Dave’s arguments’ centripetal premise was whether Mr. Bhushan’s tweets were contemptuous or not.
SC bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra to pronounce judgment at 11 AM today in the contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan over his two tweets against CJI and SC.@pbhushan1 #prashantbhushan #contemptofcourt#SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/01SxqLFJrV— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 14, 2020
Taking all into consideration, the Bench headed by Hon’ble Justice Arun Mishra today at 11 AM will pronounce its judgment on the case.
[Prashant Bhushan Contempt] If Two Tweets Can Bring Down Court’s Authority, Then It Is Not As Strong As We Imagined: Senior Adv Sanjay Hegde https://t.co/3wKqav2e1t— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 15, 2020