A Perspective on Contempt In the form of Scandalizing the Court: Preserving the Glory of Judges?

Introduction Contempt in the form of Scandalizing the court comes in the way of an individual’s right of exercising Freedom of Speech and Expression. Recently, the Supreme Court (“SC”) initiated Suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against advocate Prashant Bhushan under … Continue reading A Perspective on Contempt In the form of Scandalizing the Court: Preserving the Glory of Judges?

Supreme Court unlikely to help Rhea Chakraborty – Understanding the Role of Courts during Investigation

The death mystery of Sushant Singh coupled with Supreme Court reserving its order in case of Rhea Charkraborty vs State of Bihar regarding transfer of investigation from Bihar to Maharashtra and competence of CBI to take up investigation has given … Continue reading Supreme Court unlikely to help Rhea Chakraborty – Understanding the Role of Courts during Investigation

The Mumbai Gag Order: An intrusive order labelling criticism of state a crime

INTRODUCTION Public criticism is indispensable to the functioning of government institutions and a ‘culture of open dialogue’ is requisite for democracy. It is not erroneous to say that dissemination of fake news and incorrect information over social media platforms regarding … Continue reading The Mumbai Gag Order: An intrusive order labelling criticism of state a crime