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Wednesday, December 2 2020


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I find that today people believe that they can boldly and brazenly condemn the Supreme Court of India and its judges by exercising what they believe is their freedom of speech. But under the Constitution, the freedom of speech is subject to the law of contempt and I believe that it is time that people understand that attacking the Supreme Court of India unjustifiedly and brazenly will attract punishment under the Contempt of Courts Act 1972.

That’s Attorney General KK Venugopal greenlighting contempt proceedings against cartoonist Rachita Taneja—who is the creator of webcomic Sanitary Panels. At issue: Three tweets that imply the Supreme Court is biased in favour of the BJP.  This comes on the heels of similar proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra. Point to note: The AG refused to charge Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for accusing Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana of serious corruption. 

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The TLDR: The Conservative Party’s fastest rising star is raising eyebrows and questions. The reason: He has not been entirely upfront about his wife, Akshata Murty’s fabulous wealth. Turns out being Narayana Murthy’s damaad is not ideal for his job description as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

 

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