An FIR lodged against the editor of Shillong Times has been quashed by the Supreme Court today. The FIR against the editor of Shillong Times was filed on the allegations of her facebook post creating communal disharmony.
Senior advocate Vrinda Grover stated that there is no ground to persecute her as the facebook post don't have the potential to hurt the feelings of a particular community brutally.
The judgment was delivered by a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhat on a plea filed by Mukhim against the Meghalaya High Court’s order dismissing her plea to quash criminal proceedings.
The police complaint was filed against Mukhim by the village council on July 6 for her post on the social media, alleging that her statement incited communal tension and might instigate communal conflict.