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.
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 17 Procedure after cognizance
Section 18 Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches
Section 20 Limitation for actions for contempt
Section 21 Act not to apply to Nyaya Panchayats or other village courts
Section 22 Act to be in addition to, and not in derogation of, other laws relating to contempt
Section 23 Power of Supreme Court and High Courts to make rules
Section 24 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Repeal"
Rules To Regulate Proceedings For Contempt Of Supreme Court, 1975