13. THE CONTEMPT OF COURT ACTS, 1971

This Act empowers certain Court to punish ay person for willful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other process of a Court, or a willful breach of undertaking given to a Court. It also empowers Courts to punish for any act, which obstruct or tends to obstruct the administration of justice etc. The Act also clarifies those activities, which are not contempt.

This Act is applicable on Judges, Magistrates or any other judicial persons for contempt of their own Court, or of any other Court in the same manner as any other individual.

High Court is also authorized to punish contempt of subordinate Courts.

This Act is not applicable to Panchyats and Village Courts.

Contempt proceeding can only be proceeded within one year of contempt.

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