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Yatin Oza Contempt Case: Gujarat HC “No One Has Become So Big Than The Institution Itself” [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 12 Oct 2020 11:30pm

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The Gujarat High Court has remarked in the contempt case of Advocate Yatin Oza, “For the judiciary to perform its duties and functions effectively and true to the spirit with which it is sacredly entrusted, the dignity and authority of the Courts have to be respected and protected at all costs. The only weapon of protecting itself from the onslaught to the institution is the long hand of contempt of court left in the armory of the judicial repository which, when needed can reach any neck howsoever high or far away it may be.”

The Division Bench of Justice Sonia Gandhi and Justice NV Anjaria had announced its verdict on Tuesday, 6th October 2020 for the case where “scurrilous remarks” were made by the Advocate against the High Court and its Registry in a live conference on Facebook. The Bench ordered him to be in punishment till Wednesday, 7th October morning, and even granted a fine of Rs 2000. 

The order was basically a reminder that “No one has become so big than the institution itself that in the name of taking up of the cause of advocates, he or she can go to any extent of ruining the image of the institution by his expression and utterances.” 

In the present case, Oza had accused the Registry of observing “favoritism and nepotism” in the matters of circulation and listing of cases. This particular allegation posed by Oza against the Registry led to the registration of a suo moto case by the President of Gujarat High… Continue Reading...


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