Prashant Bhushan

Consider convening meet of panel for CBI director's appointment before May 2: SC to Centre

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for NGO Common Cause, alleged that the government is delaying the meeting of the selection committee as it wants to bypass the present Chief Justice of India.

published on : 5th April 2021

Civil society members appeal for repealing new farm laws, seek withdrawal of FIRs against journalists

In a joint statement, a national call was given by civil society to stand in solidarity with the farmers' movement on Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary on January 30.

published on : 29th January 2021

PIL by Arun Shourie, N Ram, Bhushan: Karnataka HC orders notice to Centre over freedom of speech

The petitioners questioned the constitutional validity of Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Court's Act, 1971, in particular, the chilling effect on the freedom of speech that it has. 

published on : 12th January 2021

Review petitions filed by Prashant Bhushan to be heard after disposal of separate plea: SC

The two review pleas filed by Bhushan came up for consideration in-chamber before a bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari.

published on : 16th December 2020

Prashant Bhushan moves SC, seeks hearing on his plea before review petitions are considered

Bhushan, who has already deposited Re 1 as fine with the apex court's registry on September 14, has filed two separate review petitions in the case.

published on : 15th December 2020

Advocate writes to AG seeking consent to initiate contempt proceeding against Prashant Bhushan

The letter by advocate Sunil Kumar Singh claimed the November 29 interview of Bhushan makes an "insinuation that Supreme Court of India does not function in an impartial manner."

published on : 6th December 2020

AG declines consent to initiate contempt against Prashant Bhushan, says he expressed regret for tweets on CJI

The consent of the topmost law officer was sought by one advocate Sunil Singh to initiate contempt proceedings against Bhushan for his October 21 tweet.

published on : 29th November 2020

Prashant Bhushan slams backdoor entry into Legislative Counci

Representing the petitioners, Bhushan also cited a Supreme Court judgement which upheld the disqualification of the three politicians by the Speaker.

published on : 26th November 2020

Prashant Bhushan regrets 'error' in his October 21 tweet on CJI SA Bobde

Bhushan had said that the CJI availed the special helicopter during his visit to Kanha national park while 'an important case of disqualification of defecting MLAs of MP was pending before him.

published on : 6th November 2020

41 lawyers write to SC, say Bhushan’s conviction will discourage free speech

Bhushan faces six months simple imprisonment or fine upto Rs 2,000 or both as the maximum punishment for the contempt.

published on : 17th August 2020

SC holds senior advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary

According to the criminal contempt law, the maximum sentence can be of six months in jail or a fine of up to Rs 2,000 or both.

published on : 14th August 2020

Supreme Court accepts Prashant Bhushan's fresh plea seeking SIT probe against CBI officials

The apex court on Wednesday had agreed to hear on October 26 a separate plea filed by the CBI chief challenging the Centre's decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave.

published on : 25th October 2018

Prashant Bhushan calls Rafale deal the 'largest defence scam' in India

Bhushan questioned how Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence, the Indian offset partner of French firm Dassault Aviation, could be involved in the project as "most of his companies are in debt."

published on : 23rd September 2018

Rafale: PM Narendra Modi compromised national security, say former BJP ministers

Shourie said that in just two days Prime Minister Modi completely overturned a process that was in progress for years.

published on : 12th September 2018

Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL against CJI's powers, says he doesn't want 'another reversal of his orders after 24 hours'

Prashant Bhushan referred the PIL challenging the master of roster concept to Chelameswar's bench as the CJI cannot deal with it but the latter denied it saying the reasons were too 'obvious.'

published on : 12th April 2018
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