The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the criminal case registered against veteran journalist and Editor of Shillong Times Patricia Mukhim, in relation to a Facebook post by her decrying violence against non-tribal people in the State.
According to the legal website Bar and Bench, the judgment was on a plea filed by Mukhim, against the Meghalaya High Court’s order dismissing her plea to quash criminal proceedings.
“We have allowed the appeal,” the bench of of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhat said while pronouncing the judgement.
Senior Advocate Vrinda Grover, had argued for Mukhim that there was “no assuaging of feelings of a community which has been attacked brutally.”
The case was filed against Mukhim alleging the commission of offences under Sections 153-A and 505 of IPC.
Mukhim, a Padma Shri awardee, has been targeted several times by many fringe groups.