SC to hear plea on remarks against judiciary

SC to hear plea on remarks against judiciary

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the plea of a lawyer who claimed that some advocates and politicians were making contemptuous remarks against the top court and judiciary on social media and news channels.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer Gaurav Bhatia, who is also a BJP spokesperson, that even senior lawyers and politicians were making contemptuous public statements about the judiciary and that the court should take judicial note of these remarks.

"We will hear (the matter) either on Tuesday or Wednesday," the bench said.

Bhatia referred to some tweets by activists and some people attached to political parties against the judges and said he cannot even read some of them in the court.

"These unsavoury and uncharitable comments", made on channels and social media, by some persons are contemptuous in nature, he said.

He has sought contempt action against the lawyers and politicians and said he would be filing a petition shortly on the issue.

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