SC initiates contempt proceedings against Prashant Bhushan, Twitter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today initiated <I>suo motu<P> contempt proceedings against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his alleged derogatory tweets against the judiciary.

The apex court has also initiated contempt proceedings against Twitter India on which Bhushan had posted some alleged derogatory comments.

Bhushan has been raising issues pertaining to the judiciary and recently he was very critical and vocal of the way in which the top court handled the matters related to migrant workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

He also made statements relating to the treatment meted out to jailed activists like Varavara Rao and Sudha Bharadwaj who are accused in Bhima-Koregaon case.