Media coverage of the criminal contempt cases

[ Opinion Pieces; News Reports ]

(NOTE: Some news reports are omitted as the same news item is covered in different papers.
For the entire set of press clippings, please visit the Press Clippings page )

Opinion Pieces

Matter of contempt Editorial; Apr 25, 2001; Hindustan Times
The case of contempt Kuldip Nayar;; May 8, 2001; Indian Express
Contempt in question; V Venkatesan; Frontline: Volume 18 - Issue 10, May 12 - 25, 2001
Radio Interview with Arundhati Roy about the Supreme Court case; July 30, 2001; BBC Radio
A Foolish Dam and a Writer's Freedom Salman Rushdie; Aug 7, 2001; New York Times
Of contempt and legitimate dissent V.Venkatesan; Sukumar Muralidharan; Frontline; Volume 18 - Issue 17, Aug. 18 - 31, 2001
It is Roy's tirade, not cause Manoj Mitta; Aug 23, 2001; Indian Express
RESPONSE
     Contradictory Himanshu Thakkar; Letters to the Editor; Indian Experss; Sep 1; 2001
Contempt and punishment: the times are changing Rakesh Shukla; Aug 23, 2001; Times of India
Judges in their own cause Part I, Part II Prashant Bhushan; The Hindu; Sep 4-5, 2001;
Dubious justice; V. Venkatesan;Frontline - Volume 18 - Issue 19, Sep. 15 - 28, 2001
From the affidavit; Frontline - Volume 18 - Issue 19, Sep. 15 - 28, 2001
Truth as defence; V.Venkatesan;Frontline - Volume 18 - Issue 21, Oct. 13 - 26, 2001
Your Honours' Honour; Ashwin Mahesh; February 2002; India Together
LITIGATION: Judgment reserved; V.Venkatesan; Frontline - Feb 2-15, 2002
Interview with Arundhati Roy; Mar 4, 2002; Democracy Now
The conviction of Arundhati Roy Mar 7, 2002; Editorial; The Hindu
Arundhati's conviction Mar 7, 2002; Editorial; Indian Express

News Reports

Lawyers move SC seeking action against NBA activists; Dec 15, 2000; The Hindu
SC issues notices to Medha, Arundhati Feb 26, 2001; Rediff on the Net
SC notice to Arundhati Roy, Medha Patkar; Feb 27, 2001; The Hindu
Contempt notice, a chance to present our view: Medha ; Feb 28, 2001; The Hindu
Patkar dares Supreme Court on Narmada issue April 4, 2001; Hindustan Times
Tenor of Medha Patkar and Arundhati Roy's affidavits irk SC; April 23, 2001; Rediff on the Net
Oddball SC adjournment of contempt of court hearing against NBA; Apr 23, 2001; Tehelka.com
Anti-NBA petitioners goof up own versions Apr 23, 2001; Tehelka.com
SC objects to Patkar's response; Apr 24, 2001; The Hindu
Tenor of Medha's affidavits contemptous: Supreme Court; Apr 24, 2001; Hindustan Times
Roy, Patkar dare SC to take contempt action against them; Indian Express
SC hearings now open to public; Aug 2, 2001; Times of India
Patkar, Roy dare SC to jail them for contempt; Aug 2, 2001; Times of India
SC takes exception to Arundhati Roy's affidavit Aug 3, 2001; The Hindu
SC reserves order on plea against Arundhati Roy Aug 3, 2001; The Hindu
Medha, Arundhati dare SC to take action against them Aug 3, 2001; Deccan Herald
Patkar, Roy 'dare' SC to arrest them Aug 3, 2001; Indian Express
Vyas demands action against Medha, Roy; Aug 6, 2001; Times of India
Rushdie backs NBA activists; Aug 7, 2001; Times of India
Rushdie backs Medha, Roy Aug 12, 2001; Deccan Herald
SC issues notice to Arundhati Aug 28, 2001; Hindustan Times
Legal challenge for top author; BBC News
Medha flays SC's directive Aug 29, 2001; Hindustan Times
SC slams notice on Roy, spares Patkar Aug 29, 2001; Indian Express
Patkar, Amte criticise SC order on Roy Aug 29, 2001; Rediff.com
SC rejects Arundhati plea, refuses to drop contempt case Oct 28, 2001; Times of India
SC won't drop case against Arundhati Oct 30, 2001; The Hindu
SC reserves judgement against Arundhati Roy Jan 15, 2002; Times of India
SC reserves ruling in case against Roy Jan 16, 2002; Deccan Herald
I haven't decided whether to pay the fine: Arundhati Mar 6, 2002; Times of India
Arundhati Roy sentenced on contempt charges Mar 6, 2002; Times of India
Arundhati Roy taken to Tihar jail Mar 6, 2002; Indian Express
Arundhati goes to jail for contempt of court Mar 6, 2002; Tehelka.com
Indian Booker winner jailed Mar 6, 2002; BBC News
Indian Booker winner gets jail sentence Mar 6, 2002; CNN
Writer Convicted Of Contempt Of Court Mar 6, 2002; Guardian
Arundhati Roy convicted for contempt of court Mar 6, 2002; Deccan Herald
Patkar describes Roy's arrest as "big challenge" Mar 6, 2002; Hindustan Times
Arundhati Roy sentenced for contempt of court Mar 6, 2002; Hindustan Times
Arundhati Roy taken to Tihar jail Mar 6, 2002; Hindustan Times
Arundhati Roy released, pays fine Mar 7, 2002; Hindustan Times
Indian writer released from jail Mar 7, 2002; BBC News
Arundhati's contempt: Supreme Court writes her a prison sentence Mar 7, 2002; Indian Express
Arundhati Roy jailed for contempt of court Mar 7, 2002; The Hindu
NBA activists court arrest Mar 7, 2002; The Hindu
An eventful day all the way Mar 7, 2002; The Hindu
Activists sing bhajans in solidarity with Arundhati Mar 7, 2002; Hindustan Times