Not Court's job to use a sledgehammer: Madras HC issues note of caution but closes Contempt proceedings against Actor Suriya

" is not the job of a constitutional Court to use a sledgehammer for avoidance of something which can be perceived to be not capable of even being propped up as a contempt", the Bench remarks in its order.
Suriya Sivakumar
Suriya Sivakumar

The First Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday drew the curtains on criminal contempt proceedings sought to be initiated against Actor Suriya for criticising the conduct of NEET at a time when judges are hearing matters through video conferencing amid the pandemic.

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The Court remarked that the comments made by Suriya were unnecessary and unwarranted, given how courts have continued to function despite the pandemic and since courts in Tamil Nadu had no occasion to adjudicate on the conduct of NEET this year.

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