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Section 1 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971: Short Title and Extent

Section 1 (Short title and extent) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (Act No. 70 of 1971) —

❝(1) This Act may be called the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.

(2) It extends to the whole of India:

 Provided that it shall not apply to the State of Jammu and Kashmir except to the extent to which the provisions of this Act relate to contempt of the Supreme Court.❞



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Preamble of the Act: An Act to define and limit the powers of certain courts in punishing contempts of courts and to regulate their procedure in relation thereto.

Date of Enactment: 24th December, 1971

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Notes:

The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 was amended by:
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 45 of 1976);
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 06 of 2006).

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