How does this explainer help the user?
Contempt of court refers to the offence of a person lowering the authority of a court or judge and interfering with the course of justice or the lawful process of the court. However, all actions against the Judiciary do not amount to contempt of court. This explainer explains the law on contempt and different types of contempt in India.
What are the laws being discussed?
Contempt laws in India are discussed in the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. These laws find their origins from the Constitution of India,1950. This explainer also discusses aspects laws including the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985, Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 and case laws.