Prashant Bhushan on Thursday refused to apologise for his tweets for which he was held guilty of contempt of court” few days ago, he said that he felt shocked and pained. “I do not ask for mercy. I do not appeal for magnanimity. I cheerfully submit to any punishment that court may impose,” Bhushan told the Supreme Court, quoting Mahatma Gandhi.
Prashant Bhushan has also been guilty of contempt of court, today moved the Supreme Court to defer the hearing on sentence, pending consideration of the review application, which he intends to file within the limitation period, in the “interests of justice”.
“I am pained to hear that I am held guilty of contempt of court. I am pained not because of would be sentencing, but I am grossly not being misunderstood. I believe that an open criticism is necessary to safeguard the democracy and its values.
“My tweets need to be seen as an attempt for working for the betterment of the institution. The tweets, I consider, were discharge of my highest duty. Apologising would also be dereliction of my duty,” he added.