Prashant Bhushan must remember that Law is above all and must keep ethics.
At last noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan bows down to the Supreme Court’s order by declaring to pay the fine of One Rupee for Contempt of Court. His other option was to choose three months of imprisonment, followed by a three-year disbarment from the legal profession. Actually, Supreme Court’s Bench headed Justice Arun Mishra, comprising Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murai nicely fixed Prashant Bhushan who was doing bravado all along. The Order directed Bhushan to deposit One Rupee by September 15 or otherwise face three months imprisonment and three years debarring from the profession.
Later by evening Bhushan declared he will pay the fine and further remedies in due course. He Tweeted after the Press Conference about opting to pay the fine.
My Statement on my Contempt order today: I am grateful for the support of countless people: activists, lawyers, judges and fellow citizens who encouraged me to stand firm. I am gratified that it seems to have given strength to many people to stand up &speak out against injustice pic.twitter.com/CvfWIPl1sr
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) August 31, 2020
For the past several years Prashant Bhushan and his Left-wing friends were bullying judges whenever they lost a case. They would accuse them of being “Modi Government friendly” and slander. Bhushan fell for a young lawyer Mehek Maheshwari’s complaint on abusing judiciary in his tweets. Mehek Maheshwari vs Prashant Bhushan which turned into a suo moto case initiation by Supreme Court has become a typical David and Goliath kind of fight.
Responding to Prashant Bhushan’s Tweet on paying fine, Mehek Maheshwari Tweeted reminding Bhushan that the Law is above all.
None is above law. Remember Lord Denning : “Be you ever so high, the Law is above you”. https://t.co/CLOxW2unpu
— Mehek Maheshwari (@MehekMaheshwari) August 31, 2020
“We are not afraid of sentencing the contemnor either with imprisonment or from debarring him from the practice. His conduct reflects adamance and ego, which has no place to exist in the system of administration of justice and in a noble profession, and no remorse is shown for the harm done to the institution to which he belongs,” said the judgment about the behaviour of Prashant Bhushan.
Prashant Bhushan (63) has done marvellous work for the society as an Advocate and fought for many good public causes and his cases produced many landmark judgments. But that does not give him the freedom to abuse or slander. He must remember that Law is above all and must keep ethics. Prashant Bhushan must take time to read the 82-page judgment very seriously and must change his abusive nature and hate-mongering nature.
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