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A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court assailing the constitutionality of Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1972 which deems acts that scandalise or lower the authority of courts punishable as criminal contempt of court (N Ram and ors. v UOI).
The petition has been filed by senior journalist N Ram, former Union Minister Arun Shourie, and Advocate Prashant Bhushan. The plea assails the said provision on the grounds that it is violative of Articles 19 and 14 of the Constitution of lndia.