Against FIR by Manipur govt Editors Guild of India moves to SC

Against FIR by Manipur govt Editors Guild of India moves to SC

Imphal: The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has moved the Supreme Court against the FIR registered by the Manipur Police against the fact-finding team of the (EGI) and the organization’s president on a report on the dispute in the northeastern state. What is the direction?
The matter was mentioned by senior advocate Shyam Diwan before a bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra.
The bench informed the court that the EGI was seeking emergency directions under Article 32 of the Constitution of India to quash two FIRs filed by the state police.
On September 2, the Manipur Police filed a case against the EGI under various sections of the IPC, for allegedly promoting ill-will among different communities, after the last option was split over media reports of communal violence in Manipur. A body of evidence has been recorded.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh similarly confirmed that his government has filed an FIR against the president and three EGI officials, accusing them of trying to foment conflict in the state.
In addition to EGI president Seema Mustafa, three senior journalists—Seima Guha, Bharat Bhushan, and Sanjay Kapoor—who traveled to the state between August 7 and 10 to investigate media coverage of ethnic violence were charged.
The Editors Guild of India (EGI) report states that there is an exasperating pressure on columnists whether Mayiti or Kuki to reflect dominant views on their ethnic social orders, and the situation has been exacerbated by the ban on the web, which is a basic tool for casting current news.

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