Madras High Court quashes AG’s nod for contempt action against S Gurumurthy; says contempt power can’t be used to choke citizens' voice

Justice N Seshasayee set aside such consent while holding that the power of contempt should not be used by courts for “choking” citizens’ voices.
S Gurumurthy
S Gurumurthy

The Madras High court on Thursday set aside a September 2021 consent granted by Tamil Nadu Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram to initiate contempt of court proceedings against political commentator and editor of Thuglak magazine, S Gurumurthy for his comments against the judiciary.

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