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Press Club files FIR against social media user

Shillong, Aug 12: The Shillong Press Club (SPC) has filed a complaint against a social media user for inciting hatred against media persons.

The FIR was handed over to the East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtnger by the members of the SPC Executive Committee.

In the FIR, SPC president David Laitphlang said that one Lester JK Ryngki had posted an instigating statement (written in Khasi) against the press on a facebook group- ‘Ka Sur U Paidbah’

He said the transcript of the text incites hatred and mayhem against the press fraternity and this has been taken very seriously by one and all.

The FIR sought suitable action against the perpetrator as per the law of the land.

According to the FIR, it is time that such evil thoughts, ideas and reckless statements are put under a proper scanner by the designated authority and checked as directed by the law before they corrode the minds of the scores of innocents and that the perpetrator should be punished so that similar action is not repeated.

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