Prashant Bhushan

Union minister V Muraleedharan, opposition face-off at seminar on democracy

Muraleedharan said in a democracy everyone has the right to criticise, but in his home state Kerala, a person could be put in jail for criticising the chief minister.

published on : 23rd July 2022

'Destructive': SC lawyer Prashant Bhushan slams Kerala government's 'SilverLine' project

Criticising the state government, Bhushan said it has undertaken the project without conducting any preliminary study.

published on : 18th July 2022

Plea in HC seeking to complete previous recruitment in IAF without being affected by Agnipath scheme

The petitioners also sought a declaration that the 2019 notification shall remain unaffected by the Agnipath Scheme 2022 and June 24, 2022 notification.

published on : 6th July 2022

Contempt: Justice Lalit offers to recuse from hearing Prashant Bhushan's plea seeking right to appeal

Justice Lalit asked the counsel appearing for Bhushan to file an affidavit stating that he has no objection if he hears the case.

published on : 6th May 2022

A few good lawyers

Varun Mitra, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shefali Bhushan and others discuss their recent legal drama series ‘Guilty Minds’  

published on : 23rd April 2022

SC agrees to list plea on non-payment of wages to lakhs of workers under MGNREGA

The plea by advocate Prashant Bhushan has said that there is currently a grave crisis faced by crores of workers under the scheme in the country.

published on : 20th April 2022

UP Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Dist court to fix charges against Ashish Mishra on April 26

The attack on the Tikunia violence eyewitnesses after his release on bail has only exacerbated Ashish Mishra's troubles.

published on : 19th April 2022

SC to hear PIL challenging electoral bond scheme for political parties

The court took note of the submissions of lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for PIL petitioner NGO, 'Association for Democratic Reforms', that the issue was 'critical' and needed an urgent hearing.

published on : 5th April 2022

SC reserves verdict on plea seeking data on clinical trials of vaccination drives

A petition filed by a former member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) Jacob Puliyel sought disclosure of post-vaccination data and clinical trial data. 

published on : 22nd March 2022

Stop communal agenda, Karnataka is in danger: Prashant Bhushan

“This communalisation of a murder is being done according to the playbook of the BJP, which was earlier done it in Gujarat.”

published on : 24th February 2022

K-Rail a socio, political, and environmental disaster: Prashant Bhushan

Lawyer and civil rights activist Prasant Bhushan has termed the proposed K-Rail project as “socio, economical and environmental disaster”.

published on : 7th November 2021

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

PIL in Supreme Court over CJI Dipak Misra's administrative authority as master of roster

Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan filed the PIL through his son and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan who wrote a letter to the apex court's secretary general.

published on : 6th April 2018

Opposition parties begin impeachment process against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra

The impeachment motion is in relation to the CJI’s handling of the matters raised by four Supreme Court judges in a press conference on January 11.

published on : 27th March 2018
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