SC Dismisses FIR Against Senior Meghalaya Journalist Patricia Mukhim

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A Supreme Court bench dismissed an FIR lodged against journalist Patricia Mukhim over a Facebook post.

According to reports, the social media post was allegedly creating communal disharmony as per the FIR filed.

The counsel for the Meghalaya government had earlier claimed in the top court that “communal colour” was given to the scuffle between minor boys and her post shows it was a communal incident between tribal and non-tribal people.

The senior scribe was booked under section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, residence, language etc) and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

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