Prashant Bhushan: Person who brought changes in Indian Politics

Bhushan was influenced and drawn to public activism by his father. His main areas of interest have been human rights, environmental protection and accountability of the public servants. Bhushan states that he has taken up approximately 500 cases of pro-bono i.e. dealing for “good causes”.

The time when lawyers are being fined by the Supreme Court for Public Interest Litigations on frivolous issues, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has been continuing his crusade using this powerful instrument of law. However, Bhushan’s activism against corruption has earned more critics than fans in the power corridors.

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In November 2017, Prashant Bhushan walked out of the court of the then Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra, questioning his propriety. A Constitution bench headed by Justice Misra was hearing the allegations against judges being bribed to secure a favourable order in a medical college admission scam which was being probed by the CBI.

Bhushan is also the man behind the notice for the impeachment motion in parliament against Dinakaran Justice PD , which subsequently led to his resignation in 2011.