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tiol interest, freedom of press should co-exist'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Dec 11: The Press Council of India concluded its three day sitting at Guwahati on Friday under the chairmanship of Justice CK Prasad, a press release informed. The Inquiry Committee of the Press Council heard 33 cases on December 9 and 10to inquire into alleged threats to the free functioning of the Press or deviation from the high standard expected from it. Sensitive to the needs to balance between tiol interest and freedom guaranteed under Article 19 (1) (A) of the Constitution, the Council held a special meeting on Friday to inquire into the notice issued by the Assam Rifles to three galand Newspapers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and their consequential decision to carry blank editorials as a protest on tiol Press Day, November 16, 2015 and has advised the stakeholders to resolve the issue bearing tithe mind the larger tiol interest and need to preserve the freedom of the press. The report I this regard will be made to the Council by them, the release said.

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