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Article 204: Contempt of Court

1. In this Article, "Court" means the Supreme Court or a High Court.

2. A Court shall have power to punish any person who-

a. abuses, interferes with or obstructs the process of the Court in any way or disobeys any order of the Court;

b. scandalizes the Court or otherwise does anything which tends to bring the Court or a Judge of the Court into hatred, ridicule or contempt;

c. does anything which tends to prejudice the determination of a matter pending before the Court; or

d. does any other thing which, by law, constitutes contempt of the Court.

3. The exercise of the power conferred on a Court by this Article may be regulated by law and, subject to law, by rules made by the Court.


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