A Lawyer’s Tweets Put India’s Supreme Court on Trial and Him at Risk of Imprisonment – By Karan Deep Singh and Hari Kumar

The possibility that Mr. Bhushan, one of India’s most celebrated lawyers, could be sent to jail for a pair of social media posts has sent shock waves through India’s legal community, with activists calling the case a setback for India’s democracy and the independence of its once vaunted judiciary.…

“I feel that democracy has been destroyed in the last six years,” Mr. Bhushan said in an interview about the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a nationalist and populist, has been in office.

Mr. Bhushan’s case has effectively put the court on trial. Many lawyers say the Supreme Court has been steadily losing its independence and too often reflexively sides with the government.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/24/world/asia/india-lawyer-trial-tweets.html

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