Police grievance in opposition to Meghalaya journalist over FB publish

Shillong, July 6

A police grievance was filed on Monday in opposition to veteran journalist Patricia Mukhim by a village council in Meghalaya over her Facebook publish, claiming that it would incite communal rigidity, officers stated.

Mukhim, a Padma Shri awardee and the editor of The Shillong Times newspaper, had hit out on the Lawsohtun village ‘dorbar’ (council) on Facebook for failing to establish the “murderous elements” after 5 boys had been attacked at a basketball court docket on Friday.

Police have detained 11 suspects for questioning, however nobody has been arrested within the case, East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtynger instructed PTI.

The police are inspecting the grievance in opposition to Mukhim concerning the feedback, he stated.

In the grievance, Lawsohtun headman Lurshai Shylla stated her assertion incited communal rigidity and may instigate communal battle.

According to the grievance, some media homes in West Bengal had publicised the problem by giving communal color due to her publish mentioning the 1979 battle between tribals and non-tribals.

Therefore, it put all Khasis exterior in excessive hazard, the grievance said.

“We are examining it (the complaint). You will get to know,” the SP stated.

Reacting to the grievance, Mukhim stated: “I will fight it out (in court).” PTI


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