LAW-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 7
Answer in 200 words:
1) What do you understand by the term ‘Constitutional Conventions’? Are they are relevant in a country like India havIng a lengthy written constitution with preamble?
2) “Contempt of Court is a power inherent to a court of record.” In this regard discuss the sweep of power of the Supreme Court and the High Courts to punish their contempt. Also examine the defences of ‘fair criticism’ and ‘truth’ in the light of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.
3) In what circumstances and for violation of which rights can monetary compensation be awarded to the victims ? What is your view for adopting such an approach by judiciary ? Analyse critically.