GS-II: Polity and Governance
A Special Bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat said any move by any State to punish citizens who take to the social media to seek help for oxygen cylinders, COVID-19 drugs, beds, hospitalisation, etc, amid a rampaging second wave would attract contempt of court action.
Consider the following statements regarding Contempt of Court:
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
Do you think ‘contempt of government’ should be a punishable offence? Argue the case concerning range of powers devolved to Judiciary through constitution to achieve the purpose of ‘checks and balances’ and uphold the basic structure- welfare state.
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