Nod sought for contempt case against Uddhav Thackeray | India News

NEW DELHI: Alleging Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray‘s remarks in his Dussehra speech “focusing on” Chief Justice DY Chandrachud had been derogatory and an try and affect the end result of circumstances pending within the Supreme Courtroom, a Delhi-based journalist has taken the preliminary step of submitting contempt proceedings towards him and sought the legal professional common’s permission for it, as required beneath regulation to file a petition within the apex court docket.
Whereas speaking about ‘gharana’ (household lineage), Thackeray allegedly referred to the CJI and his father, who additionally served because the Chief Justice of India, and made some remarks on how one would love one’s title to be recorded in historical past – as somebody who stood agency or somebody who bent earlier than these wielding energy.
Searching for his permission to file the contempt petition in SC, journalist Deepak Upadhyay offered the English transcription of his speech to AG Okay Venkataramani and mentioned the politician had made “scurrilous, unwarranted and defamatory remarks which can be extraordinarily derogatory, geared toward undermining the dignity/majesty of the Supreme Courtroom and to malign the workplace of the CJI”, making it a match case to provoke contempt proceedings.
“His remarks are personally focusing on the CJI and are an try and intervene with the administration of justice by exerting strain to affect the end result of sub-judice issues and to coerce the CJI to determine them in a selected method. It could even be an try and scandalise the court docket and have sure benches keep their arms from listening to the issues. The assertion additionally questions judicial independence and integrity because it implies bias, partiality and subservience of the judiciary to the chief. By no stretch of creativeness can they be fairly thought-about to be honest criticism or a bona fide expression of opinion protected by the liberty assured beneath the structure to any citizen,” Upadhyay mentioned.
He mentioned it was stunning somebody of Thackeray’s stature may make such an announcement towards the judiciary and that he confirmed a whole lack of respect for democratic values and rule of regulation.
“The motion of Thackeray quantities to prison contempt as outlined beneath the Contempt of Courtroom Act. The statements made by him are a hostile private assault towards the workplace of the CJI to affect the end result of ongoing proceedings and have the impact of undermining the status of judges and courts within the eyes of individuals. I thus humbly search your written consent for initiating proceedings towards Thackeray for contempt of court docket.”

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