Prashant Bhushan

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Prashant Bhushan told : “All these things were more than enough for Zakia Jafri to pursue the petition and Setalvad to have helped her in the petition through the courts,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “It is important for people to call out the Supreme Court on this,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “It has been reported today morning that a Calcutta-based company paid Rs 40 crores through electoral bonds to ensure that there was no excise raid on it. This distorts democracy,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “There is no freedom of speech. The students wanted to speak to me peacefully about what happened yesterday but they asked us to leave saying discussion is not allowed inside the campus,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "now that BJP has won, they will take care of him," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, March 15, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “It was to be heard today. Last night there was an attack on one of the prime witnesses of the case,” External link

asianage Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:04:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The high court has all the other bail pleas before it. That needs to stop,” External link

financialexpress Friday, March 4, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Data from Israel shows that this risk for children is about 1 in 6000. Considering this, many European countries recently stopped the use of the Moderna vaccine for those under 30,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:24:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "High Court granted bail without considering the heinous nature of the crime, the character of the overwhelming evidence against the accused in the chargesheet, the position and status of the accused with reference to the victim and witnesses, the likelihood of the accused fleeing from justice and repeating the offence and the possibility of his tampering with the witnesses and obstructing the course of justice." External link

rian-en Monday, February 21, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “He is now appearing for the Union government to say that the report he gave to court is incorrect. This is amazing,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "What is urgent is the vaccine mandate because people are losing their jobs. They are losing their rations," External link

business-standard Monday, January 31, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Right now, what is urgent is the vaccine mandate because people are losing their jobs. They are losing their rations. They are not able to move around freely as a result of these vaccine mandates,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 31, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Today, the situation is that people are losing their jobs,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 31, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “For a state to indulge in whataboutery is so unbecoming. We can expect it from news channels. This doesn’t show the state in good light,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:16:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The government has said that the CBI notings which were relied upon by the court to arrive at its finding, were not known to it. As far as I remember, the government had itself during the arguments said that CBI file noting should not be shared with anyone” External link

financialexpress Monday, January 24, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) & UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this," External link

tribune Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) amp; UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, December 24, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) & UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this," External link

haberler-en Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Centre on affidavit has said there is no mandate on Covid vaccines. But there are instances to show orders passed by states making it mandatory,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 29, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "This is regarding the incidents in Tripura and FIRs and 41A notices issued to lawyers who went on a fact-finding mission... as some tweeted, Tripura is burning," External link

economictimes Friday, November 12, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "This is regarding the incidents in Tripura and FIRs and 41A notices issued to lawyers who went on a fact-finding mission... as some tweeted, Tripura is burning," External link

economictimes Friday, November 12, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Please list it as these people are imminently under threat,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan replied : “For example, the term ‘unlawful activity’ has been given a very, very wide definition,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "You cannot deny any service or job to anybody" External link

business-standard Monday, November 8, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Since the Japanese Yen appreciates by at least 5% against Indian Rupee every year, this could effectively lead to the State paying a considerable interest. Such can could prompt high ticket rates thereby deter the public from utilising the rail service,” External link

thehindu Saturday, November 6, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “He has defended me in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal’s son. He also defended social activist Medha Patkar as well as activists from the Narmada Bachao Andolan. It is truly a loss for activists and lawyers,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The Centre knew that the CBI director was retiring in February. There was no COVID at that time and they could have easily initiated the process of selecting the new director but they didn't do that. When we filed this plea, they took a plea that COVID is going on. This is happening repeatedly and they are flouting orders of this court. This has to stop," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “This is the third time an acting director has been appointed. It was previously done in 2016 and in 2019. On both occasions, petitions were filed but this can’t happen again and again,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Where is the question of the Government of India on its own deciding that there is nobody fit. Just see the demoralising effect it will have on the officers of AGMUT cadre that they are being solemnly told by the government of India that in your cadre none of you is fit enough to be Commissioner of Police, that there is no officer fit enough to be appointed and that they have to bring officer from Gujarat who is retiring in four days,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Where is the question of the Government of India on its own deciding that there is nobody fit. Just see the demoralising effect it will have on the officers of AGMUT cadre that they are being solemnly told by the government of India that in your cadre none of you is fit enough to be Commissioner of Police, that there is no officer fit enough to be appointed and that they have to bring officer from Gujarat who is retiring in four days,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:54:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The loan would have to be repaid in Japanese currency, Yen. Because there is zero inflation in Japan and at least 7-8% inflation in India, the price of Yen appreciates by 7-8% every year against the rupee. Eventually, we will be paying an interest of at least 7-8% on this loan,” “There is absolutely no reason why this project should be built on standard gauge and not on broad gauge. The cost is projected as ₹75,000 crore by the government, but agencies such as NITI Ayog say that it may cost well over ₹1 lakh crore. For a 500-km stand-alone line, it is financially non-viable,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “They assured this court that the trial would be completed in four months. He has spent 11 years in jail since arrest and seven years under conditional bail... The case before the trial court is crawling at a snail’s pace,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 1, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “His leg was amputated when there was an attack on him... It has nothing to do with Babri Masjid... He has been in jail continuously,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 1, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Someone who is so close to Asthana cannot fear persecution by the Indian government,” External link

saharareporters Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “From providing hospital beds to oxygen supply to creating new Covid care facilities, the courts have issued directions on almost all aspects. I don’t think it was a case of judicial overreach,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 21, 2021 8:18:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “We have to deal with hard reality and not ifs and buts. Why can't the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme be extended to stranded migrant workers like last year?” External link

timesofindia Friday, May 14, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “new restrictions and curfews/lockdowns have caused immense distress in the lives of the economically vulnerable sections of society, especially migrant workers” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “But will the word of a military government that has seized power through a coup be enough for the Indian government? Is this country not obliged to maintain the guarantee of right to life,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “The mere fact that another country wants them [Rohingyas] back and you [India] want to give them is not enough. You [India] cannot send anybody to a place where he can be killed or subject to torture,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “They want the present CJI to retire and want the selection to be done by including the succeeding CJI. Why cannot the meeting be held next week?” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : “First, they have violated the Supreme Court’s order which was clear that there cannot be an acting chief of CBI. Second, why has the meeting been fixed on May 2? Is it to supersede the present CJI and wait for the next chief to sit over the meeting? There has to be a reason why they want the present CJI not to oversee this appointment,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 5, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Let them abuse me but we will show how this association (NGO) had filed cases which led to so many orders," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The Truth Labs had examined the two tapes and had come to the conclusion that Mulayam Singh’s voice had been lifted from the Amar Singh tapes. Clearly, this particular tape, this CD was fabricated. Because Amar Singh’s voice is also there in it, therefore Amar Singh had to be complicit in fabricating it. Police did not do a proper job. That is why they are again and again being asked to reinvestigate” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “But will the word of a military government that has seized power through a coup be enough for the Indian government? Is this country not obliged to maintain the guarantee of right to life,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 26, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “The mere fact that another country wants them [Rohingya] back and you [India] want to give them is not enough. You cannot send anybody to a place where he can be killed or subjected to torture,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 26, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I am seeking directions to not detain and deport these Rohingyas to Myanmar under Article 21 of the Constitution,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 26, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “But will the word of a military government that has seized power through a coup be enough for the Indian government? Is this country not obliged to maintain the guarantee of right to life,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 26, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “The mere fact that another country wants them [Rohingya] back and you [India] want to give them is not enough. You cannot send anybody to a place where he can be killed or subjected to torture,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 26, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “There is a military government in Myanmar now. Their life is under threat,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked ( about Finance Act ) : “Why should there be anonymous funding to political parties when past judgments of the Supreme Court have held that transparency in elections is a right of voters not under the Right to Information Act but as a matter of right in a democracy?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan urged : “Electoral bonds scheme introduces anonymity in political donations at many levels. The sale of bonds in April should be stopped,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Nobody will know who purchased the bonds from the original buyer. The scheme facilitates kickbacks,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan replied : “It is not just a question of political morality, but a question of democracy. The electorate needs to know the source of funds and antecedents of candidates. Transparency goes to the very heart of democracy,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “It is bribe for a favour, the ruling party runs the government,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “But the government would know if money is given to other parties,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan responded : “No, no, I want complete transparency, which is absolutely necessary in a democracy. The electoral bonds scheme opens the way for direct bribery and anonymous donations. It is quid pro quo for favours done or to be done. Amendments were made through the Finance Bill because the government did not have the majority in the Rajya Sabha,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “There is a military government in Myanmar now. Their life is under threat,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan replied ( about Commission ) : “Not so, but parties had been asked to submit records in sealed cover... But a proper stay has to be considered. There are two documents from the RBI and the Election Commission that say the electoral bonds scheme is detrimental to democracy,” External link

Hindu Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan tells : “He is trying to counter-position himself as more Hindu than the BJP. He is trying to outdo the BJP in muscular nationalism. He is being foolish,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "To be able to protect fundamental rights of the citizens of India, we need to have a strong democracy. With the attacks getting real on the secularity and freedom of rights in the current regime, the threats to the Constitution are serious and insidious," External link

haberler-en Monday, January 25, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "These are a few snapshots of the damning leaked WhatsApp chats between BARC CEO & #ArnabGoswami. They show many conspiracies & unprecedented access to power in this govt; gross abuse of his media & his position as power broker. In any Rule of law country, he would be in jail for long," External link

timesofindia Friday, January 15, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The targeting of lawyers who are defending those who have been framed is the next step in this conspiracy to frame protestors, activists and their lawyers in the guise of an investigation” External link

expressindia Friday, December 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Nanak Dev ) : “Sikhs stand for the prosecuted communities. Be it the anti-CAA protests or Rohingya refugee crisis, the Sikhs stood with the oppressed and even provided langar. The concept of seva is great in Sikhism. This was what Guru Nanak taught us. It is also a reason that Sikh farmers are participating in farmer protests in large numbers. I salute their patience. They have assured to remain non-violent even in adverse situations,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “Allegation of corruption per se cannot be contempt because the same pertains to criticism of a judge for a biased dispensation of justice and would in all cases require further investigation before such allegations are brushed aside at the threshold,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “Allegation of corruption per se cannot be contempt because the same pertains to criticism of a judge for a biased dispensation of justice and would in all cases require further investigation before such allegations are brushed aside at the threshold,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Who can trust their SIT? The village has been cordoned off and we are getting reports that the family’s phone has been seized and they are not being allowed to talk to the media. This is unacceptable” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 2, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “But immediately after that, the Prime Minister unilaterally declared a nationwide lockdown. The WHO had asked nations to procure PPE kits but the same was not done by the Centre on time and many doctors died. Two crore jobs were lost and the GDP fell by 23.9 which was the worst for any country,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

india Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I never make any speech which is provocative in the sense that it provokes violence. I did speak strongly against the government and if they get provoked, then I can’t really help it,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Though the petitioner’s case was identical, but required a different order in as much as petitioner was not even named in the FIR” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “My speeches were neither provocative nor provoking violence. I was generally praising these protests and saying that this law is unconstitutional. My speech must have been recorded in multiple video cameras. I would say that this government is trying to destroy the secular and make India into a Hindu rashtra and it is great that women have come out to protest against it,” “It would be a strong speech but nothing provocative. I generally speaking quite strongly about what is happening in the country. I’m strongly critical of the government, but there is nothing violent,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “In hindsight there are two things that I do regret. One is not seeing that the movement was to a large extent supported and propped up by the BJP-RSS for their own political purposes to bring down the Congress government and get themselves in power” “I have no doubt about it (RSS-BJP role) today. He (Anna Hazare) was also probably not aware of it, Arvind was aware of it, I have very little doubt of that. The second regret that I have is not having understood Arvind’s character earlier enough. I understood it too late by which time we had actually created another Frankenstein’s monster so to say,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Conviction and sentencing are separate and independent stages of the criminal process, and were correctly treated as such by this Court by first pronouncing judgment in conviction proceedings, before setting a separate hearing for sentencing" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “I am going to the Supreme Court registry to deposit Re 1 fine imposed on me in relation to the contempt of court case. That I am depositing the fine does not mean I am accepting the judgment. I will be filing a review petition against the judgment today,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Umar Khalid ) : “Yesterday, Umar Khalid was arrested only for the reason that he is in support of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The government in India today is cracking down on dissenters to silence them. The Truth Fund will be utilised to defend such persons,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Similar opinions were made in many occasions before as demonstrated by the Attorney General before the Supreme Court. In the present controversy, similar comments are also made by Justices (all retired now) Madan Bhimrao Lokur, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, and veteran journalist, Arun Shourie and others in the public domain and reported by newspapers and TV," External link

business-standard Monday, September 14, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about error ) : "This might well be the impression that the tweet in question seeks to convey, but the Court doesn't, in fact, show, or even attempt to show, how the holding of this opinion constitutes contempt of court. This is an error apparent on the face of the judgment," External link

mid-day Monday, September 14, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : "The impugned judgment has erred in concluding that the tweets are based on 'distorted facts', because, by its own admission, it has pointedly refused to go into the legitimacy and the veracity of the statements made in Tweet No. 2. It is submitted that this inconsistency is writ large on the face of the record," External link

mid-day Monday, September 14, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State’s persecution,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

india Monday, September 14, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State’s persecution” External link

india Monday, September 14, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “I am going to the Supreme Court registry to deposit Rs 1 fine imposed on me in relation to the contempt of court case. That I am depositing the fine does not mean I am accepting the judgment. I will be filing a review petition against the judgment today,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Umar Khalid ) : “Yesterday, Umar Khalid was arrested only for the reason that he is in support of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The government in India today is cracking down on dissenters to silence them. The ‘Truth Fund’ will be utilised to defend such people,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State’s persecution” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : "Just because I'm paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt," External link

business-standard Monday, September 14, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The 'truth fund' will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State's persecution" External link

business-standard Monday, September 14, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : "Just because I'm paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt," External link

economictimes Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The 'truth fund' will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State's persecution" External link

economictimes Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : "Today, I am going to submit the Re 1 fine imposed on me in the contempt of court case. I am going to take a Re 1 draft and submit it to the registry. The amount for this draft has been collected and sent to me from several movements across the country," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “This would act as a vital safeguard against wrongful conviction and would truly enable the provision of truth as a defense,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "This would act as a vital safeguard against wrongful conviction and would truly enable the provision of truth as a defense," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 14, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : “As a judge the power of the Supreme Court to convict and sentence the accused is unlimited and arbitrary... No one can be at once a suitor and a judge. Thus, there is a need for an intra-court appeal,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : “As a judge the power of the Supreme Court to convict and sentence the accused is unlimited and arbitrary... No one can be at once a suitor and a judge. Thus, there is a need for an intra-court appeal,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Swami Agnivesh ) : "The demise of Swami Agnivesh is a huge tragedy. A true warrior for humanity & tolerance. Among the bravest that I knew... willing to take huge risks for public good. Was brutalised in Jharkhand by a BJP/RSS lynch mob 2 years ago. Liver got damaged," External link

thehindu Friday, September 11, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Swami Agnivesh ) : "The demise of Swami Agnivesh is a huge tragedy. A true warrior for humanity & tolerance. Among the bravest that I knew... willing to take huge risks for public good. Was brutalised in Jharkhand by a BJP/RSS lynch mob 2 years ago. Liver got damaged," External link

Hindu Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “Allegation of corruption per se cannot be contempt because the same pertains to criticism of a judge for a biased dispensation of justice and would in all cases require further investigation before such allegations are brushed aside at the threshold,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “When such truth/defence is invoked, the court to hold the alleged contemnor guilty of contempt will have to necessarily return a finding that (a) such defence is not in public interest; and (b) the request for invoking such defence is not bona fide,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan added : “I am not saying there are no vile or scandalous, scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair,” “Every citizen in a democracy, those who are familiar with the working of the judicial system and the Supreme Court, should be able to speak freely but unfortunately that has also been treated as contempt of court by scandalising” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I am glad the contempt case against me has brought focus on not just contempt, but also on the issue of freedom of speech and the role of the Supreme Court in five years,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech". "It is a vague and undefined jurisdiction; it is left to every judge to decide. Any criticism of the court could be interpreted as lowering the authority of the courtIt is an unreasonable restriction on the freedom of speech,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan declared : “scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech". "It is a vague and undefined jurisdiction; it is left to every judge to decide. Any criticism of the court could be interpreted as lowering the authority of the courtIt is an unreasonable restriction on the freedom of speech,” “In this jurisdiction, the judge acts as the accuser, the prosecutor and the judge. It’s a dangerous jurisdiction where judges act on their own case” External link

outlookindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Every citizen in a democracy should be able to speak freely but unfortunately that has also been treated as contempt of court by scandalising,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 4, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “In this, the judge acts as accuser, prosecutor and as a judge,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 4, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "In this the judge acts as accuser prosecutor and as a judge," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I am not saying that there are no vile or scandalous scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “In this the judge acts as accuser, prosecutor and as a judge,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I am not saying there are no vile or scandalous, scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "In this the judge acts as accuser prosecutor and as a judge," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I am not saying that there are no vile or scandalous scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "In this the judge acts as accuser prosecutor and as a judge," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I am not saying that there are no vile or scandalous scurrilous allegations being made against judges. There are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I have had the greatest respect for the institution of the Supreme Court. I have always believed it to be the last bastion of hope, particularly for the weak and the oppressed who knock at its door for the protection of their rights, often against a powerful executive," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "When the Supreme Court of India wins, every Indian wins. Every Indian wants a strong and independent judiciary. Obviously if the courts get weakened, it weakens the republic and harms every citizen" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “What is very heartening is that this case has become a watershed moment for freedom of speech and seems to have encouraged many people to stand up and speak out against the injustices in our society,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “who is a part of the system of administration of justice and who owes a duty to the said system, to make such tweets which are capable of shaking the confidence of general public and further making wild allegations in the affidavit thereby further attempting to malign the said institution. Such an act by responsible person who is part of this system cannot be ignored… We find no justification to make such a remark/tweet…” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The case has inspired several citizens to raise their voice against injustice. My tweets were based on what I regarded as the highest duty of a citizen," External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT



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Prashant Bhushan told : “All these things were more than enough for Zakia Jafri to pursue the petition and Setalvad to have helped her in the petition through the courts,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “It is important for people to call out the Supreme Court on this,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “It has been reported today morning that a Calcutta-based company paid Rs 40 crores through electoral bonds to ensure that there was no excise raid on it. This distorts democracy,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “There is no freedom of speech. The students wanted to speak to me peacefully about what happened yesterday but they asked us to leave saying discussion is not allowed inside the campus,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "now that BJP has won, they will take care of him," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, March 15, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “It was to be heard today. Last night there was an attack on one of the prime witnesses of the case,” External link

asianage Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:04:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The high court has all the other bail pleas before it. That needs to stop,” External link

financialexpress Friday, March 4, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Data from Israel shows that this risk for children is about 1 in 6000. Considering this, many European countries recently stopped the use of the Moderna vaccine for those under 30,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:24:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "High Court granted bail without considering the heinous nature of the crime, the character of the overwhelming evidence against the accused in the chargesheet, the position and status of the accused with reference to the victim and witnesses, the likelihood of the accused fleeing from justice and repeating the offence and the possibility of his tampering with the witnesses and obstructing the course of justice." External link

rian-en Monday, February 21, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “He is now appearing for the Union government to say that the report he gave to court is incorrect. This is amazing,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "What is urgent is the vaccine mandate because people are losing their jobs. They are losing their rations," External link

business-standard Monday, January 31, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Right now, what is urgent is the vaccine mandate because people are losing their jobs. They are losing their rations. They are not able to move around freely as a result of these vaccine mandates,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 31, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Today, the situation is that people are losing their jobs,” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 31, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “For a state to indulge in whataboutery is so unbecoming. We can expect it from news channels. This doesn’t show the state in good light,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:16:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The government has said that the CBI notings which were relied upon by the court to arrive at its finding, were not known to it. As far as I remember, the government had itself during the arguments said that CBI file noting should not be shared with anyone” External link

financialexpress Monday, January 24, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) & UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this," External link

tribune Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) amp; UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, December 24, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Shocking! All these people making these speeches at this convention need to be arrested for serious offenses under IPC (Indian Penal Code) & UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Supreme Court must take suo moto notice of this," External link

haberler-en Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Centre on affidavit has said there is no mandate on Covid vaccines. But there are instances to show orders passed by states making it mandatory,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 29, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "This is regarding the incidents in Tripura and FIRs and 41A notices issued to lawyers who went on a fact-finding mission... as some tweeted, Tripura is burning," External link

economictimes Friday, November 12, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "This is regarding the incidents in Tripura and FIRs and 41A notices issued to lawyers who went on a fact-finding mission... as some tweeted, Tripura is burning," External link

economictimes Friday, November 12, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Please list it as these people are imminently under threat,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 11, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan replied : “For example, the term ‘unlawful activity’ has been given a very, very wide definition,” External link

Hindu Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "You cannot deny any service or job to anybody" External link

business-standard Monday, November 8, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Since the Japanese Yen appreciates by at least 5% against Indian Rupee every year, this could effectively lead to the State paying a considerable interest. Such can could prompt high ticket rates thereby deter the public from utilising the rail service,” External link

thehindu Saturday, November 6, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “He has defended me in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal’s son. He also defended social activist Medha Patkar as well as activists from the Narmada Bachao Andolan. It is truly a loss for activists and lawyers,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The Centre knew that the CBI director was retiring in February. There was no COVID at that time and they could have easily initiated the process of selecting the new director but they didn't do that. When we filed this plea, they took a plea that COVID is going on. This is happening repeatedly and they are flouting orders of this court. This has to stop," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “This is the third time an acting director has been appointed. It was previously done in 2016 and in 2019. On both occasions, petitions were filed but this can’t happen again and again,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Where is the question of the Government of India on its own deciding that there is nobody fit. Just see the demoralising effect it will have on the officers of AGMUT cadre that they are being solemnly told by the government of India that in your cadre none of you is fit enough to be Commissioner of Police, that there is no officer fit enough to be appointed and that they have to bring officer from Gujarat who is retiring in four days,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Where is the question of the Government of India on its own deciding that there is nobody fit. Just see the demoralising effect it will have on the officers of AGMUT cadre that they are being solemnly told by the government of India that in your cadre none of you is fit enough to be Commissioner of Police, that there is no officer fit enough to be appointed and that they have to bring officer from Gujarat who is retiring in four days,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:54:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The loan would have to be repaid in Japanese currency, Yen. Because there is zero inflation in Japan and at least 7-8% inflation in India, the price of Yen appreciates by 7-8% every year against the rupee. Eventually, we will be paying an interest of at least 7-8% on this loan,” “There is absolutely no reason why this project should be built on standard gauge and not on broad gauge. The cost is projected as ₹75,000 crore by the government, but agencies such as NITI Ayog say that it may cost well over ₹1 lakh crore. For a 500-km stand-alone line, it is financially non-viable,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “They assured this court that the trial would be completed in four months. He has spent 11 years in jail since arrest and seven years under conditional bail... The case before the trial court is crawling at a snail’s pace,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 1, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “His leg was amputated when there was an attack on him... It has nothing to do with Babri Masjid... He has been in jail continuously,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 1, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Someone who is so close to Asthana cannot fear persecution by the Indian government,” External link

saharareporters Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “From providing hospital beds to oxygen supply to creating new Covid care facilities, the courts have issued directions on almost all aspects. I don’t think it was a case of judicial overreach,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 21, 2021 8:18:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “We have to deal with hard reality and not ifs and buts. Why can't the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme be extended to stranded migrant workers like last year?” External link

timesofindia Friday, May 14, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “new restrictions and curfews/lockdowns have caused immense distress in the lives of the economically vulnerable sections of society, especially migrant workers” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “But will the word of a military government that has seized power through a coup be enough for the Indian government? Is this country not obliged to maintain the guarantee of right to life,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “The mere fact that another country wants them [Rohingyas] back and you [India] want to give them is not enough. You [India] cannot send anybody to a place where he can be killed or subject to torture,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “They want the present CJI to retire and want the selection to be done by including the succeeding CJI. Why cannot the meeting be held next week?” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : “First, they have violated the Supreme Court’s order which was clear that there cannot be an acting chief of CBI. Second, why has the meeting been fixed on May 2? Is it to supersede the present CJI and wait for the next chief to sit over the meeting? There has to be a reason why they want the present CJI not to oversee this appointment,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 5, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Let them abuse me but we will show how this association (NGO) had filed cases which led to so many orders," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The Truth Labs had examined the two tapes and had come to the conclusion that Mulayam Singh’s voice had been lifted from the Amar Singh tapes. Clearly, this particular tape, this CD was fabricated. Because Amar Singh’s voice is also there in it, therefore Amar Singh had to be complicit in fabricating it. Police did not do a proper job. That is why they are again and again being asked to reinvestigate” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “But will the word of a military government that has seized power through a coup be enough for the Indian government? Is this country not obliged to maintain the guarantee of right to life,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 26, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “The mere fact that another country wants them [Rohingya] back and you [India] want to give them is not enough. You cannot send anybody to a place where he can be killed or subjected to torture,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 26, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I am seeking directions to not detain and deport these Rohingyas to Myanmar under Article 21 of the Constitution,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 26, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked : “But will the word of a military government that has seized power through a coup be enough for the Indian government? Is this country not obliged to maintain the guarantee of right to life,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 26, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “The mere fact that another country wants them [Rohingya] back and you [India] want to give them is not enough. You cannot send anybody to a place where he can be killed or subjected to torture,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 26, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “There is a military government in Myanmar now. Their life is under threat,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan asked ( about Finance Act ) : “Why should there be anonymous funding to political parties when past judgments of the Supreme Court have held that transparency in elections is a right of voters not under the Right to Information Act but as a matter of right in a democracy?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan urged : “Electoral bonds scheme introduces anonymity in political donations at many levels. The sale of bonds in April should be stopped,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Nobody will know who purchased the bonds from the original buyer. The scheme facilitates kickbacks,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan replied : “It is not just a question of political morality, but a question of democracy. The electorate needs to know the source of funds and antecedents of candidates. Transparency goes to the very heart of democracy,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “It is bribe for a favour, the ruling party runs the government,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “But the government would know if money is given to other parties,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan responded : “No, no, I want complete transparency, which is absolutely necessary in a democracy. The electoral bonds scheme opens the way for direct bribery and anonymous donations. It is quid pro quo for favours done or to be done. Amendments were made through the Finance Bill because the government did not have the majority in the Rajya Sabha,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “There is a military government in Myanmar now. Their life is under threat,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan replied ( about Commission ) : “Not so, but parties had been asked to submit records in sealed cover... But a proper stay has to be considered. There are two documents from the RBI and the Election Commission that say the electoral bonds scheme is detrimental to democracy,” External link

Hindu Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan tells : “He is trying to counter-position himself as more Hindu than the BJP. He is trying to outdo the BJP in muscular nationalism. He is being foolish,” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "To be able to protect fundamental rights of the citizens of India, we need to have a strong democracy. With the attacks getting real on the secularity and freedom of rights in the current regime, the threats to the Constitution are serious and insidious," External link

haberler-en Monday, January 25, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "These are a few snapshots of the damning leaked WhatsApp chats between BARC CEO & #ArnabGoswami. They show many conspiracies & unprecedented access to power in this govt; gross abuse of his media & his position as power broker. In any Rule of law country, he would be in jail for long," External link

timesofindia Friday, January 15, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The targeting of lawyers who are defending those who have been framed is the next step in this conspiracy to frame protestors, activists and their lawyers in the guise of an investigation” External link

expressindia Friday, December 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Nanak Dev ) : “Sikhs stand for the prosecuted communities. Be it the anti-CAA protests or Rohingya refugee crisis, the Sikhs stood with the oppressed and even provided langar. The concept of seva is great in Sikhism. This was what Guru Nanak taught us. It is also a reason that Sikh farmers are participating in farmer protests in large numbers. I salute their patience. They have assured to remain non-violent even in adverse situations,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “Allegation of corruption per se cannot be contempt because the same pertains to criticism of a judge for a biased dispensation of justice and would in all cases require further investigation before such allegations are brushed aside at the threshold,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “Allegation of corruption per se cannot be contempt because the same pertains to criticism of a judge for a biased dispensation of justice and would in all cases require further investigation before such allegations are brushed aside at the threshold,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Who can trust their SIT? The village has been cordoned off and we are getting reports that the family’s phone has been seized and they are not being allowed to talk to the media. This is unacceptable” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 2, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “But immediately after that, the Prime Minister unilaterally declared a nationwide lockdown. The WHO had asked nations to procure PPE kits but the same was not done by the Centre on time and many doctors died. Two crore jobs were lost and the GDP fell by 23.9 which was the worst for any country,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

india Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I never make any speech which is provocative in the sense that it provokes violence. I did speak strongly against the government and if they get provoked, then I can’t really help it,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “Though the petitioner’s case was identical, but required a different order in as much as petitioner was not even named in the FIR” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “My speeches were neither provocative nor provoking violence. I was generally praising these protests and saying that this law is unconstitutional. My speech must have been recorded in multiple video cameras. I would say that this government is trying to destroy the secular and make India into a Hindu rashtra and it is great that women have come out to protest against it,” “It would be a strong speech but nothing provocative. I generally speaking quite strongly about what is happening in the country. I’m strongly critical of the government, but there is nothing violent,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “In hindsight there are two things that I do regret. One is not seeing that the movement was to a large extent supported and propped up by the BJP-RSS for their own political purposes to bring down the Congress government and get themselves in power” “I have no doubt about it (RSS-BJP role) today. He (Anna Hazare) was also probably not aware of it, Arvind was aware of it, I have very little doubt of that. The second regret that I have is not having understood Arvind’s character earlier enough. I understood it too late by which time we had actually created another Frankenstein’s monster so to say,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Conviction and sentencing are separate and independent stages of the criminal process, and were correctly treated as such by this Court by first pronouncing judgment in conviction proceedings, before setting a separate hearing for sentencing" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “I am going to the Supreme Court registry to deposit Re 1 fine imposed on me in relation to the contempt of court case. That I am depositing the fine does not mean I am accepting the judgment. I will be filing a review petition against the judgment today,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Umar Khalid ) : “Yesterday, Umar Khalid was arrested only for the reason that he is in support of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The government in India today is cracking down on dissenters to silence them. The Truth Fund will be utilised to defend such persons,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "Similar opinions were made in many occasions before as demonstrated by the Attorney General before the Supreme Court. In the present controversy, similar comments are also made by Justices (all retired now) Madan Bhimrao Lokur, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, and veteran journalist, Arun Shourie and others in the public domain and reported by newspapers and TV," External link

business-standard Monday, September 14, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about error ) : "This might well be the impression that the tweet in question seeks to convey, but the Court doesn't, in fact, show, or even attempt to show, how the holding of this opinion constitutes contempt of court. This is an error apparent on the face of the judgment," External link

mid-day Monday, September 14, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : "The impugned judgment has erred in concluding that the tweets are based on 'distorted facts', because, by its own admission, it has pointedly refused to go into the legitimacy and the veracity of the statements made in Tweet No. 2. It is submitted that this inconsistency is writ large on the face of the record," External link

mid-day Monday, September 14, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State’s persecution,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

india Monday, September 14, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State’s persecution” External link

india Monday, September 14, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “I am going to the Supreme Court registry to deposit Rs 1 fine imposed on me in relation to the contempt of court case. That I am depositing the fine does not mean I am accepting the judgment. I will be filing a review petition against the judgment today,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Umar Khalid ) : “Yesterday, Umar Khalid was arrested only for the reason that he is in support of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The government in India today is cracking down on dissenters to silence them. The ‘Truth Fund’ will be utilised to defend such people,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “Just because I’m paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State’s persecution” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : "Just because I'm paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt," External link

business-standard Monday, September 14, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The 'truth fund' will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State's persecution" External link

business-standard Monday, September 14, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : "Just because I'm paying the fine does not mean I have accepted the verdict. We are filing a review plea today. We have filed a writ petition that there must be an appeal procedure created for conviction under contempt," External link

economictimes Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The State is using all means to silence voices of dissent. The 'truth fund' will be used to protect the personal liberty to those persons who face the State's persecution" External link

economictimes Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : "Today, I am going to submit the Re 1 fine imposed on me in the contempt of court case. I am going to take a Re 1 draft and submit it to the registry. The amount for this draft has been collected and sent to me from several movements across the country," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “This would act as a vital safeguard against wrongful conviction and would truly enable the provision of truth as a defense,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "This would act as a vital safeguard against wrongful conviction and would truly enable the provision of truth as a defense," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 14, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : “As a judge the power of the Supreme Court to convict and sentence the accused is unlimited and arbitrary... No one can be at once a suitor and a judge. Thus, there is a need for an intra-court appeal,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan contended : “As a judge the power of the Supreme Court to convict and sentence the accused is unlimited and arbitrary... No one can be at once a suitor and a judge. Thus, there is a need for an intra-court appeal,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Swami Agnivesh ) : "The demise of Swami Agnivesh is a huge tragedy. A true warrior for humanity & tolerance. Among the bravest that I knew... willing to take huge risks for public good. Was brutalised in Jharkhand by a BJP/RSS lynch mob 2 years ago. Liver got damaged," External link

thehindu Friday, September 11, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said ( about Swami Agnivesh ) : "The demise of Swami Agnivesh is a huge tragedy. A true warrior for humanity & tolerance. Among the bravest that I knew... willing to take huge risks for public good. Was brutalised in Jharkhand by a BJP/RSS lynch mob 2 years ago. Liver got damaged," External link

Hindu Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan explained : “Allegation of corruption per se cannot be contempt because the same pertains to criticism of a judge for a biased dispensation of justice and would in all cases require further investigation before such allegations are brushed aside at the threshold,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan argued : “When such truth/defence is invoked, the court to hold the alleged contemnor guilty of contempt will have to necessarily return a finding that (a) such defence is not in public interest; and (b) the request for invoking such defence is not bona fide,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan added : “I am not saying there are no vile or scandalous, scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair,” “Every citizen in a democracy, those who are familiar with the working of the judicial system and the Supreme Court, should be able to speak freely but unfortunately that has also been treated as contempt of court by scandalising” External link

tamilguardian Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I am glad the contempt case against me has brought focus on not just contempt, but also on the issue of freedom of speech and the role of the Supreme Court in five years,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech". "It is a vague and undefined jurisdiction; it is left to every judge to decide. Any criticism of the court could be interpreted as lowering the authority of the courtIt is an unreasonable restriction on the freedom of speech,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan declared : “scandalising the court or lowering the authority of the court is the problematic part of the contempt case as that is directly in conflict with freedom of speech". "It is a vague and undefined jurisdiction; it is left to every judge to decide. Any criticism of the court could be interpreted as lowering the authority of the courtIt is an unreasonable restriction on the freedom of speech,” “In this jurisdiction, the judge acts as the accuser, the prosecutor and the judge. It’s a dangerous jurisdiction where judges act on their own case” External link

outlookindia Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “Every citizen in a democracy should be able to speak freely but unfortunately that has also been treated as contempt of court by scandalising,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 4, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “In this, the judge acts as accuser, prosecutor and as a judge,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 4, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "In this the judge acts as accuser prosecutor and as a judge," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I am not saying that there are no vile or scandalous scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “In this the judge acts as accuser, prosecutor and as a judge,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “I am not saying there are no vile or scandalous, scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "In this the judge acts as accuser prosecutor and as a judge," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I am not saying that there are no vile or scandalous scurrilous allegations being made against judges. They are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "In this the judge acts as accuser prosecutor and as a judge," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I am not saying that there are no vile or scandalous scurrilous allegations being made against judges. There are. But they are dismissed for what they are. People understand that these are scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations. The respect for the judiciary does not stand on the ability of the court to stifle this kind of criticism even it is sometimes scurrilous and unfair," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "I have had the greatest respect for the institution of the Supreme Court. I have always believed it to be the last bastion of hope, particularly for the weak and the oppressed who knock at its door for the protection of their rights, often against a powerful executive," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "When the Supreme Court of India wins, every Indian wins. Every Indian wants a strong and independent judiciary. Obviously if the courts get weakened, it weakens the republic and harms every citizen" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : “What is very heartening is that this case has become a watershed moment for freedom of speech and seems to have encouraged many people to stand up and speak out against the injustices in our society,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan told : “who is a part of the system of administration of justice and who owes a duty to the said system, to make such tweets which are capable of shaking the confidence of general public and further making wild allegations in the affidavit thereby further attempting to malign the said institution. Such an act by responsible person who is part of this system cannot be ignored… We find no justification to make such a remark/tweet…” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Prashant Bhushan said : "The case has inspired several citizens to raise their voice against injustice. My tweets were based on what I regarded as the highest duty of a citizen," External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT



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advocate37.88%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
senior advocate2.58%EN11/11/201711/11/2017
counsel12.34%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
senior counsel1.00%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
attorney0.43%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
lawyer36.30%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
senior lawyer6.17%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
advocate1.15%SA09/08/201408/09/2014
counsel0.43%SA09/03/201403/09/2014
aide0.57%EN04/19/201419/04/2014
aam aadmi party leader0.57%EN11/29/201329/11/2013
minister0.29%EN07/03/201103/07/2011
chairman0.29%EN04/17/201117/04/2011
Names Lang Count
Prashant BhushanEN85.49%
Prashant BhushanPT13.73%
Prashant BhushanSA0.39%
Prashant BhushanFR0.39%
Prashant BhuushanEN0.00%


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