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Monday, 31 August 2020

Prashant Bhushan case: Ahead of sentencing today, 122 law students ask SC to reconsider judgement

The Supreme Court on Monday will pronounce its sentence for lawyer Prashant Bhushan in a contempt of court case, NDTV reported. Ahead of the order, 122 law students from across India have written to Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and other Supreme Court judges to reconsider the judgement holding Bhushan guilty of contempt for his tweets criticising Bobde and the top court.

Bhushan has, despite multiple Supreme Court exhortations, refused to apologise for his remarks. In the letter, the 122 law students made an emotional appeal to Bobde and the other judges, PTI reported. “The judiciary ought to reply for criticism by the restoration of public confidence,” the letter said. “The judiciary ought to reply for criticism by changing its case. The judiciary ought not to charge for contempt of court when criticism arises out of anguish and love for justice, from a person aiding in the profoundness of the same justice he asks for others.”

The letter said that for years, Bhushan has fought in the courts for transparency, accountability, environmental protection, human rights and against corruption. Bhushan’s contribution to the legal fraternity and to nation-building is cherished by all in the fraternity, it said.

The letter disagreed that Bhushan’s two tweets hurt the sanctity of...

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