An FIR was lodged against the 'Shillong Times' editor last year for a Facebook post in which she had condemned an attack on non-tribal boys in Shillong.
“India is a plural society. The promise of liberty, enunciated in the Preamble, manifests itself in various provisions which outline each citizen’s rights.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao allowed the plea filed by Mukhim against the Meghalaya High Court order which had refused to quash the FIR against her.
On November 10 last year, the single bench judge of Meghalaya High Court in his ruling found Mukhim guilty of creating communal disharmony
The Meghalaya High Court in November last year had dismissed her plea to quash criminal proceedings against her for a Facebook post decrying violence against non-tribal people in the State.
The guild underlined the need for higher judiciary to take cognisance of issues that impede freedom of speech.
Silent for me, vocal for Arnab Goswami: 'The Shillong Times' editor Patricia Mukhim resigns from EGI
Mukhim said the Guild was silent about her case while it issued statements condemning the arrest of non-member Arnab Goswami whose arrest was not even on grounds of journalistic pursuits.
Disposing of a petition filed by Mukhim, Justice W Diengdoh said that the investigation agency should be given a free hand to probe into the matter.