Several civil rights activists on Tuesday signed a petition saying they were willing to go to jail for making public statements against former Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal.
The petition is in protest against the Delhi high court order sentencing four journalists of Mid Day for writing articles against former chief justice Y K Sabharwal. The civil rights activists said that since they were committing the same offence, they should also be sent to jail.
The former bureaucrats and civil rights groups have joined the Campaign for Judicial Accountability launched by eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan. The groups are demanding amendment in the contempt law.
Read my earlier post on the topic here.