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BHRC Issues Statement Raising Concerns Regarding Conviction of Adv. Prashant Bhushan

Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, working on challenging human rights violations, protecting lawyers, judges, social rights activists, and journalists, etc., on the 19th of August raised concerns over the Supreme Court’s judgment convicting Advocate Prashant Bhushan of contempt of court over his two tweets. BHRC has issued a statement saying the August 14th Supreme Court judgement delivered by Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari should go through a review process and until the review process is completed Mr Bhushan’s sentencing shall stay.

BHRC has also included in the statement that the Supreme Court, in concluding Mr. Bhushan’s tweets as ‘scurrilous’ and ‘malicious’, “did not hold in contemplation that lawyers are entitled to, and should have, the freedom to voice publicly legitimate criticism of how justice is administered.” The Committee has also urged to abolish Section 2(c)(i) speaking of criminal contempt of court.

Source: Bar and Bench

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