HC Declines to Quash FIR Against Meghalaya Journalist for ‘Inflammatory’ Facebook Post

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    HC Decreases to Quash FIR Versus Meghalaya Reporter for ‘Inflammatory’ Facebook Post

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    Disposing of a petition submitted by Mukhim, a Padma Shri awardee and the editor of The Shillong Times paper, Justice W Diengdoh stated that the examination company should be provided a freedom to probe into the matter.

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    The Meghalaya High Court has refused to quash a police problem versus experienced journalist Patricia Mukhim for her Facebook post which apparently prompted common stress between the tribal and the non-tribal neighborhoods in the state. Getting rid of a petition submitted by Mukhim, a Padma Shri recipient and the editor of The Shillong Times newspaper, Justice W Diengdoh said that the investigation firm should be offered a liberty to probe into the matter.

    ” In the event, the investigating firm is needed to be offered a liberty to examine the matter and to come to its own conclusion in due procedure of law. “Consequently, I discover no benefit in the instantaneous petition for working out powers under Area 482 CrPC. This petition is appropriately hereby rejected,” the judge stated in the November 10 order.

    Mukhim had hit out at the Lawsohtun town “dorbar” (council) on Facebook for failing to recognize the “murderous components” after five young boys were attacked at a basketball court in July this year. Eleven people were gotten and two were detained in the event.

    ” There is an effort to make a contrast in between tribals and non-tribals vis– vis their rights and security and the alleged tipping of the balance in favour of one community over the other. “This in the opinion of this Court would fall on the mischief of Area 153 A (a) IPC as it obviously looks for to promote disharmony or sensations of enmity, hatred or ill-will in between 2 communities,” the court said.

    In spite of repeated attempts, Mukhim could not be grabbed comment. The cops complaint was filed against Mukhim by the town council on July 6 for her post on the social media, alleging that her declaration incited communal stress and might instigate common conflict.

    She was consequently scheduled under Sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of faith, race, birthplace, house, language etc. and other arrangements of the IPC.

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