Contempt of Court In the recent set of activities you must be familiar with the phrase "Contempt of Court" whether it be the case of Social Activist and Lawyer Prashant Bhushan or a stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra . Prashant Bhushan was charged with the Criminal Contempt of Court in a suo-moto proceeding initiated by Supreme court of India for two of his tweets . In one of his tweets he claimed Supreme Court of India is responsible for the destruction of democracy and in the other one he commented on the photo of Chief Justice of India riding a bike without a helmet and mask while the Supreme Court of India is in lockdown mode . He was imposed with a fine of Rs.1 by the Supreme Court of India for his tweets which were scandalous to the Supreme Court and held that if the actions were not taken in such cases it would affect the national honor and prestige in the comity of nations . In order to understand what is Contempt of Court we need to look into the Contempt of Court Act ,
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Legal Updates - Four High Court Judges appointed as Judicial members of National Green Tribunal (NGT) . Retired Justice Brijesh Sethi of Delhi High Court , retired Justice Sudhir Agarwal of Allahbad High Court, Justice B Amit Sthalekar of Allahbad High Court , Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madras High Court have been appointed for 4 years or till they attain the age of 65 years , whichever is earlier . Kerela High Court increases the daliy number of Pilgrims at Sabarimala Temple to 5000 . Advocate General Vivek Kohli of Sikkim High Court designated as Senior Advocate under section 16 (2) of Advocates Act , 1961 . Delhi court shuts the case of criminal defamation after Indian National Congress Leader Jairam Ramesh apologizes to Vivek Doval son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval . Mumbai Court orders Juhu Police to probe in the case of Criminal Defamation filed by Javed Akhtar against Kangna Ranaut .