What is ‘contempt of court’ and why does the A-G have to consent to these proceedings?

Topics Covered: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. What is ‘contempt of court’, and why does the A-G have to consent to these proceedings? Context: Kunal Kamra, a stand-up comedian, will face contempt of court …