22 minutes | Aug 22, 2020

#86 - Prashant Bhushan's Case

On 14th August 2020, Prashant Bhushan, a legal activist was convicted of a serious charge of criminal contempt of court. This came after Mr Bhushan made two tweets in criticism of the state of the judiciary and the story has been a dramatic turn of events that unfortunately has resulted in criticism of the supreme court and a dangerous precedent for free speech in the Democratic Republic of India. The following episode talks about the incident and the legal background and repercussions of the same. Livelaw.in's coverage of the event: https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/prashant-bhushan-contempt-case-on-two-tweets-sc-hearing-on-sentence-live-updates-161686 Deshbhakt's / Akash banerjee's video on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMR0rm46YrI&t=304s Arundhati Ray's Arrest for contempt of court: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/court-exempts-arundhati-roy-from-appearance-in-contempt-case-1269989 Support me on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deepfriedneurons Follow me on social media: www.instagram.com/deepfriedneurons https://www.facebook.com/DeepFriedNeurons
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