Will pay fine to SC, reserve right to file review plea against judgement in contempt case: Prashant Bhushan
“I propose to submit myself to this order and will respectfully pay the fine as I would have submitted to any lawful punishment, “ said Prashant Bhushan, Senior Lawyer
Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Monday that he will submit the token fine of Re 1 imposed by the Supreme Court in the contempt case for his tweets against the judiciary, but also indicated he would file a review plea against the order.
Bhushan said he has the greatest respect for judiciary and the tweets were not intended to disrespect the apex court or the judiciary.
"I reserve my right to file review, I propose to submit and pay fine as directed by the court," Bhushan said in a press conference.
“I propose to submit myself to this order and will respectfully pay the fine as I would have submitted to any lawful punishment”, says Prashant Bhushan, Senior Lawyer.
I am more confident now that truth shall prevail", said Bhushan.
If the courts are weakened, it weakens the republic and harms every citizen”, said Bhushan.
This case has become a watershed moment for freedom of speech and seems to have encouraged many people to speak up against injustices in our society, said Prashant Bhushan.