In a statement issued on 29 May, 2015, Comrade Sankar Saha. General Secretary, All lndia United Trade Union Centre (AIUITUC) said that it is of grave concern that of late the Hon’ble High Court of Shillong has imposed a ban on the Media regarding circulation / publication of news of any Hartal / Strike / Bandh. The Court has also threatened penal action against the Media on the charge of Contempt of Court for such publication /circulation.
In our view, this Judgement is not only alarming but also unacceptable for the legitimate democratic movement of the country. We call upon all the democratic minded and well-meaning persons as well as socio- cultural-political and trade union organisations to stand united in defence of the hard-won democratic rights and come forward to protect the same.