Prashant Bhushan Contempt cases involve larger questions of law; Constitution Bench must hear matter in physical court: Kurian Joseph J.

"Certainly, there are more graver issues, involving substantial questions of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India", reads the statement issued by the former Supreme Court judge.
Prashant Bhushan Contempt cases involve larger questions of law; Constitution Bench must hear matter in physical court: Kurian Joseph J.

Amid a rising chorus of lawyers raising concern over the Supreme Court's August 14 verdict holding lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of Court for two tweets criticising the judiciary, former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd.) Kurian Joseph has released a statement opining that the substantial questions of law raised in the matter ought to be heard by a Constitution Bench of the top Court.

Notably, Justice (retd.) Kurian has also stated that this issue must be taken up in physical court, rather than amid the Supreme Court's present mode of virtual functioning.

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