My Lords: Not Above the Law

Bar & Bench March 8 2017
Supreme Court

by Satvik Varma

The Supreme Court of India has witnessed two unprecedented events in quick succession. Both relate to the contempt of Court and both concern Judges. In the first, a notice of contempt was issued to a former Judge of the Supreme Court for criticising a judgment of the Court. While issuing notice, the Court noted that in his criticism, Justice Markandey Katju (Retd.) had personally attacked the Judges. Justice Katju was asked to appear before Court. He eventually tendered an unconditional apology. Consequently, contempt proceedings were dropped . . .

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