Bar Council supports Supreme Court ruling against Prashant Bhushan

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The Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa handed a decision on Wednesday supporting the Supreme Court docket’s judgment in opposition to Prashant Bhushan holding him in contempt for his tweets made in opposition to the Chief Justice of India, S.A. Bobde.

The Council represents the pursuits of 1,75,000 attorneys in Maharashtra and Goa, and stated, “It’s unlucky that when political ends of attorneys will not be served by a choice of the Court docket, they vilify the Court docket by making scandalising remarks. The Supreme Court docket of India in addition to the judges are topic to each scurrilous language, malicious assaults and scandalising remarks. Reliable criticism of each judgments and the functioning of the establishment has at all times existed, nevertheless, when the system [is] miscalculated and actuated by malice, it’s the authority of the Court docket which is undermined.”

The decision, signed by chairman Subhash Ghatge, additionally stated: “If the judiciary is to carry out its duties and capabilities successfully, it’s important to guard the dignity and authority of the Courts. The muse of the judiciary is the boldness of the individuals in its means to ship justice. The actions of those institutional disruptors by way of title calling and utilization of sure phrases equivalent to ‘Supreme Court docket has destroyed democracy’, the ‘Supreme Court docket is killing the Structure’ have the tendency to destroy the fort [faith] of the general public within the judiciary.”

It went on to say: “We’re in complete settlement with steps taken by the Justice supply System of India. We unanimously state that the efforts of pressurising Hon’ble Judges by making reckless statements are in complete derogation of the Structure of India. The pattern to malign Supreme Court docket is harmful & have to be handled Iron hand. Anybody who maligns the Supreme Court docket of India have to be dealt as per regulation. We repose confidence in the complete Judicial System and we condemn the efforts to pressurise the judiciary.”

The decision has been forwarded to the Chief Justice of India, Chief Justice of Bombay Excessive Court docket and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India.

On August 14, the Supreme Court docket held Mr. Bhushan responsible of legal contempt for tweeting in opposition to the judiciary. The tweet commented on {a photograph} of CJI Bode sitting on a Harley Davidson bike. One other tweet spoke of 4 CJIs taking part in a job in destroying democracy.

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