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The Supreme Court held that the concept of ‘ex post facto’ Environmental Clearance (EC) is against the fundamental principles of environmental jurisprudence.(PTI)

Key Supreme Court judgments that marked 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utkarsh Anand
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 04:45 AM IST
The year 2020 was as striking as any other year for the Supreme Court of India. A rundown of the outgoing year shows an assortment of crucial judgments , including a few that changed the landscape of judicial history.
File photo: Relatives of farmers who are believed to have died by suicide over debt issues, congregate during the ongoing protest against new farm laws at Tikri Border in Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Relatives of farmers who are believed to have died by suicide over debt issues, congregate during the ongoing protest against new farm laws at Tikri Border in Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Farmer unions to consult top lawyers including Prashant Bhushan on SC proceedings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The All farmer unions have decided to consult four Supreme Court lawyers - Prashant Bhushan, Dushyant Dave, HS Phoolka and Colin Gonsalves - about the ongoing proceedings in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court had on August 31 imposed a “nominal fine” of Re 1 on Bhushan after he was convicted of criminal contempt for his two tweets against the judiciary.(PTI)
The Supreme Court had on August 31 imposed a “nominal fine” of Re 1 on Bhushan after he was convicted of criminal contempt for his two tweets against the judiciary.(PTI)

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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Earlier, the attorney general had declined consent for initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against Bhushan for his tweets in which he was critical of Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde.
File photo: Attorney General of India KK Venugopal.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Attorney General of India KK Venugopal.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Media trial causing great damage to judiciary’: Attorney General KK Venugopal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Venugopal, who was appearing in his personal capacity in the 2009 contempt of court case against lawyer Prashant Bhushan, said that the manner in which court news is being reported by media has serious implications.
The bench, headed by justice L Nageswara Rao, said that the government has to be given latitude when it comes to such issues. (Photo by Rajkumar)
The bench, headed by justice L Nageswara Rao, said that the government has to be given latitude when it comes to such issues. (Photo by Rajkumar)

Trump event cited for enquiry into Centre’s Covid handling, SC rejects plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The plea by former Indian diplomat KP Fabian alleged that the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in February, when the coronavirus was spreading, was held in violation of the advisory issued by the central government against allowing a large congregation.
The names of the political leaders have been mentioned in the disclosure statements of the suspects and the witness that are attached as an annexure to the charge sheet on an alleged conspiracy behind the riots in north-east Delhi that left 53 people dead and 607 injured.(AFP File)
The names of the political leaders have been mentioned in the disclosure statements of the suspects and the witness that are attached as an annexure to the charge sheet on an alleged conspiracy behind the riots in north-east Delhi that left 53 people dead and 607 injured.(AFP File)

Politicians who addressed anti-CAA protests mentioned in Delhi riots charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:42 AM IST
The political leaders have not been charged or named as accused in the charge sheet
Prashant Bhushan acknowledged receiving the notice on Twitter this morning.(PTI file photo)
Prashant Bhushan acknowledged receiving the notice on Twitter this morning.(PTI file photo)

Bar Council of Delhi asks Prashant Bhushan to appear before it over SC conviction in contempt case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:58 PM IST
The BCD move has come in pursuance of the resolution of September 6 of the apex bar body, the Bar Council of India (BCI), asking its Delhi chapter to take a legally-mandated decision in this matter keeping in mind the conviction of Prashant Bhushan. 
Venugopal appeared in that case in his personal capacity at the court’s request.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Venugopal appeared in that case in his personal capacity at the court’s request.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

AG denies nod for contempt case over Rajdeep Sardesai tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Sardesai’s tweets were not of a serious nature so as to undermine the majesty of the court or lower its stature in the mind of the public, Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal said in his letter to advocate Om Prakash Parihar, who was representing the petitioner, Astha Khurana.
The press conference was attended by former member of the Planning Commission Syeda Hameed; Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Prashant Bhushan; Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation, or CPI (ML), leader Kavita Krishnan; senior journalist Pamela Philipose; and former Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president Nandita Narain.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
The press conference was attended by former member of the Planning Commission Syeda Hameed; Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Prashant Bhushan; Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation, or CPI (ML), leader Kavita Krishnan; senior journalist Pamela Philipose; and former Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president Nandita Narain.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi: Activists’ press conference condemns Umar Khalid’s arrest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Umar Khalid has been arrested for his alleged role in orchestrating the north-east riots in Delhi in February
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi endorsed the Prashant Bhushan’s remarks in an interview to a private TV news channel.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi endorsed the Prashant Bhushan’s remarks in an interview to a private TV news channel.(PTI)

AAP propped by BJP-RSS to bring down UPA government: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The Congress leader hit out at the AAP and the India Against Corruption movement and blamed them as a proxy for the ruling BJP-RSS in their bid to “subvert democracy”
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)

Prashant Bhushan deposits Re 1, files review petition against contempt of court conviction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Bhushan maintained that depositing the fine amount does not signify that he agrees with the top court’s verdict.
((Representational Photo/HT))
((Representational Photo/HT))

News Updates from Hindustan Times: Row over Question Hour removal on day 1 of monsoon session and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan was recently held guilty of criminal contempt by the Supreme Court.(PTI)
Advocate Prashant Bhushan was recently held guilty of criminal contempt by the Supreme Court.(PTI)

Prashant Bhushan deposits Re 1 fine in contempt case, says doesn’t mean he accepts Supreme Court judgement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:03 PM IST
The Supreme Court recently held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhusha.(PTI)
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhusha.(PTI)

Prashant Bhushan moves SC for intra-court appeal in criminal contempt cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Bhushan has prayed that in such a case, the convicted person should be afforded the right to an intra-court appeal.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)

Supreme Court asks AG Venugopal to be amicus curiae in Bhushan case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 03:29 AM IST
Amicus Curiae, which literally translates as friend of the court, is a neutral lawyer appointed by the court to assist it in cases which require specific expertise.
Prashant Bhushan
Prashant Bhushan

Review Prashant Bhushan case: BCI to Delhi bar council

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 09:25 AM IST
The Bar Council of India has asked the Bar Council of Delhi to examine the contempt case conviction and Re 1 fine imposed on Prashant Bhushan by the Supreme Court and take a decision on his role as a lawyer.
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan during a press conference after the Supreme Court pronouced quantum of sentence in his contempt case.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan during a press conference after the Supreme Court pronouced quantum of sentence in his contempt case.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

How SC judgment has led to more measures against Prashant Bhushan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The Bar Council of India has now cited the top court’s judgment to order the Bar Council of Delhi, where Bhushan is enrolled, to examine Bhushan’s tweets and take action as per law.
A bench headed by Justice Aruna Mishra (since retired) had convicted Bhushan for his two tweets against the judiciary.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
A bench headed by Justice Aruna Mishra (since retired) had convicted Bhushan for his two tweets against the judiciary.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

BCI asks Delhi Bar Council to examine Prashant Bhushan’s contempt case

Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:29 PM IST
The Bar Council of a state grants license to a person to practice as a lawyer and has wide powers such as suspending or taking away the right of its members in certain situations to practice under the Advocates Act.
Bhushan termed the contempt of court jurisdiction “very dangerous” and said it should be abolished.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Bhushan termed the contempt of court jurisdiction “very dangerous” and said it should be abolished.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)

Power of contempt of court misused to stifle free speech: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 10:15 PM IST
The top court had on Monday imposed a token fine of Re 1 on Bhushan for his tweets against the judiciary. It asked him to deposit the fine by September 15, failing which he would attract a jail term of three months and debarment from law practice for three years.
The text of the order sentencing Prashant Bhushan throws up a more disturbing picture.(PTI)
The text of the order sentencing Prashant Bhushan throws up a more disturbing picture.(PTI)

Bhushan case: SC sets a wrong precedent

UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The sentence does not, in any way, mitigate the original order, through which the court has restricted the space for criticism. A victory for those who believe in free speech would have been a review of the order itself.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in his chamber at the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI)
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in his chamber at the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Watershed moment for freedom of speech’: Prashant Bhushan on SC verdict. Read full statement here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Bhushan was held guilty by the apex court for criminal contempt of court on August 14 over his tweets against the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Tweets not intended to disrespect Supreme Court, judiciary’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Prashant Bhushan was found guilty of the contempt by the Supreme Court for his two tweets which the court said were against the judiciary. He plans to file a review against the judgement.
“My lawyer & senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan contributed 1 Re immediately after the contempt judgement today which I gratefully accepted,” Bhushan tweeted.(Photo: pbhushan1/ Twitter)
“My lawyer & senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan contributed 1 Re immediately after the contempt judgement today which I gratefully accepted,” Bhushan tweeted.(Photo: pbhushan1/ Twitter)

‘I gratefully accept Supreme Court verdict’, says Prashant Bhushan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The apex court on Monday imposed a fine of Re 1 on activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan for criminal contempt of court for his tweets against the apex court and Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde.
The top court had on August 14 found Prashant Bhushan guilty for putting out the two tweets.(Hindustan Times)
The top court had on August 14 found Prashant Bhushan guilty for putting out the two tweets.(Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1. Here’s what it said

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The case took 40 days to reach a conclusion from the date of its first hearing. It was registered on July 9 and the first hearing in the matter was held on July 22.
Prashant Bhushan.(REUTERS)
Prashant Bhushan.(REUTERS)

Supreme Court imposes Re 1 fine on Prashant Bhushan for contempt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:21 PM IST
According to the Contempt of Courts Act, the offence of criminal contempt carries a punishment of up to six months in prison or a fine up to Rs 2,000 or both
The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.(Reuters File Photo)
The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.(Reuters File Photo)

Prashant Bhushan should pay Re 1 or go to jail for 3 months: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Prashant Bhushan case verdict : The activist-lawyer will face three months of imprisonment and will be barred from practising for three years of he fails to pay the fine of Re 1 by September 15, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)
Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)

How Prashant Bhushan criminal contempt case progressed in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:54 AM IST
On August 14, the SC had found Bhushan guilty for putting out two tweets criticising the apex court and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde
Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)
Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court order on Prashant Bhushan contempt case sentencing on Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:21 PM IST
According to the Contempt of Courts Act, the offence of criminal contempt carries a punishment of up to six months in prison or a fine up to Rs 2,000 or both
The 2009 case was invoked against Bhushan after he said that half of the past 16 CJIs were corrupt in an interview to Tehelka magazine.(Hindustan Times)
The 2009 case was invoked against Bhushan after he said that half of the past 16 CJIs were corrupt in an interview to Tehelka magazine.(Hindustan Times)

New SC bench will hear 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The matter was sent to a fresh bench in view of the fact that the presiding judge of the bench presently hearing the case, justice Arun Mishra, is retiring on September 2 and will not have adequate time to address the legal questions raised by Bhushan in the matter.
The court, which considered these requests, wanted Bhushan to apologise before it could take a lenient view in the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The court, which considered these requests, wanted Bhushan to apologise before it could take a lenient view in the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Regret, martyr buzzwords as Supreme Court reserves sentencing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:30 AM IST
The court was urged by Bhushan’s lawyer Rajeev Dhawan and Attorney General (AG) of India KK Venugopal -- the top law officer of the Union government who was appearing in his personal capacity -- to not punish Bhushan, and to let him off with a reprimand.
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