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Supreme Court Grants Interim Protection To Editors Guild Of India From FIRs Against Them In Manipur

The Supreme Court has granted interim protection to the members of Editors Guild of India against whom FIRs had been lodged after they released a fact finding report concerning Manipur, till the next date of hearing. The matter will be heard next on Monday, September 11. 

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The Supreme Court has granted interim protection to the members of Editors Guild of India against whom FIRs had been lodged after they released a fact finding report concerning Manipur, till the next date of hearing. The matter will be heard next on Monday, September 11. 

On Tuesday, the press body issued a statement condemning the police action and Manipur Chief Minister's remarks against the fact-finding report. “The Guild is extremely disturbed that rather than respond to the concerns raised in the report in a meaningful way, the state government has registered FIRs invoking multiple provisions of the IPC,” the Guild said in a statement. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday accused the press body of trying to "provoke clashes" in the state.

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EGI report on Manipur

The Editors Guild, in a report published on Saturday, had slammed the internet ban in the state as being detrimental to media reportage, criticised what it termed as one-sided reporting by some media outlets and claimed there were indications that the state leadership "had turned partisan" during the conflict period. 

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