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CONTEMPT OF COURTS ACT 1971

Section 2 Definitions

Section 3 Innocent publication and distribution of matter not contempt

Section 4 Fair and accurate report of judicial proceeding not contempt

Section 5 Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt

 

 

Section 6 Complaint against presiding officers of subordinate courts when not contempt

Section 7 Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases

Section 8 Other defenses not affected

Section 9 Act not to imply enlargement of scope of contempt

Section 10 Power of High Court to punish contempt of subordinate courts

Section 11 Power of High Court to try offences committed or offenders found outside jurisdiction

Section 12 Punishment for contempt of court

Section 13 Contempt not punishable in certain cases

Section 14 Procedure where contempt is in the face of the Supreme Court or a High Court

Section 15 Cognizance of criminal contempt in other cases

Section 5 Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt - Contempt of Courts Act 1971

Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt - Section 5 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971

 

Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt is defined under section 5 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971. Provisions under this Section is :

Section 5 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt"

A person shall not be guilty of contempt of court for publishing any fair comment on the merits of any case which has been heard and finally decided.

 

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