Prashant Bhushan mentioned he paid the Re 1 beautiful but that does now no longer imply he has popular the Supreme Court verdict in the contempt case.
Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan at press convention in Unique Delhi (Negate: PTI)
Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan has mentioned that the price of Re 1 as beautiful that become imposed on him by the Supreme Court in the contempt case does now no longer imply he has popular the choice. Prashant Bhushan also mentioned that he would file a review petition in opposition to the SC judgment.
Prashant Bhushan had deposited the Re 1 beautiful with the Supreme Court Registry over his two tweets viewed as contempt of court docket.
Prashant Bhushan also announced that a “truth fund” will likely be created out of the contributions he had received from a few corners of the country for paying the beautiful. The “truth fund” will likely be feeble to provide appropriate abet to of us who’re prosecuted for dissenting opinions.
“Neutral appropriate because I’m paying the beautiful does now no longer imply I comprise popular the choice. We’re submitting a review plea on the present time. Now we comprise filed a writ petition that there desires to be an charm assignment created for conviction below contempt,” Bhushan educated the media forward of submitting the beautiful.
“The Narrate is the usage of all manner to silence voices of dissent. The ‘truth fund’ will likely be feeble to guard the non-public liberty to those those that face the Narrate’s persecution”, mentioned Bhushan who become accompanied by a community of of us from Rajasthan.
The lawyer also spoke on the arrest of aged Jawaharlal Nehru College student Umar Khalid for his alleged position in the Delhi riots and mentioned the authorities is the usage of all kinds of how to end down criticism.
The activist-lawyer had earlier mentioned his tweets weren’t intended in any manner to disrespect the Supreme Court or the judiciary, but they had been an expression of his misfortune at what he felt become the court docket’s deviation from its sterling file.
A bench headed by Justice (retired) Arun Mishra requested Bhushan to deposit the beautiful by September 15, failing which he would comprise attracted a penal complex timeframe of three months and debarment from law be aware for 3 years.
Bhushan in his assertion had refused to provide an apology to the Supreme Court for the tweets, asserting what he had expressed represented his bona fide belief which he continued to defend.
(With PTI inputs)