Consent of AG to initiate contempt proceedings:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: Attorney General K K Venugopal has granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against ‘Dharam Sansad’ leader Yati Narsinghanand over his alleged remarks against the Constitution and the Supreme Court.   Need for consent: As per Section …

Consent of AG on Contempt Proceedings:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: The Attorney General for India KK Venugopal recently declined to grant consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against the National President of Azad Samaj Party, Chandra Shekhar Azad for his comments levelling allegations against the judges of …

Consent of AG on Contempt Proceedings:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: The Attorney General for India, K.K.Venugopal, has granted his consent to a lawyer for initiating contempt proceedings against the author of a YouTube video for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the judiciary in general, and the Supreme …

Contempt of Court

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Contempt of Court: Context: Attorney General declines consent to initiate contempt case against Andhra CM Jagan Reddy. What’s the issue? Last month, CM Jagan Reddy had written to the CJI S.A. Bobde, alleging the Andhra Pradesh HC was being used to ‘destabilise and …

Contempt of Court

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Contempt of Court: Context: Gujarat HC holds lawyer guilty in criminal contempt case. What is Contempt? While the basic idea of a contempt law is to punish those who do not respect the orders of the courts, in the Indian context, contempt …

Insights into Editorial: A motorcycle and the art of court management

    Context: Supreme Court chose to take umbrage to the tweets “brought the administration of justice in disrepute and are capable of undermining the dignity and authority of the institution and the office of the Chief Justice of India in particular”. Its response to these tweets was to initiate suo motu proceedings for criminal …

Contempt of Court:

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Contempt of Court: Context: Last week, the Supreme Court of India suo motu registered a case of contempt against lawyer Prashant Bhushan. He stands accused of the Criminal contempt.  What was the case? The court registered the proceedings after a petition was …

Contempt of Court

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Contempt of Court What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Contempt of Court? Provisions in this regard, Criticisms and analysis. Context: The Supreme Court has held that courts are empowered to order parties in a contempt case to surrender their …