CLAT Legal-Aptitude: Questions 168 - 169 of 1066
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Question number: 168
Appeared in Year: 2013
PRINCIPLE: Whoever by words, either spoken or written brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the Government established by law in India shall be punished. However, comments expressing disapprobation of the administrative or other action of the Government without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence.
FACTS: A renowned professor of economics wrote a critical comment on the economic policies of the Government of India in a National Daily. This piece of writing generated academic debate not only in the print media but also on television and internet. A student of law asked the fellow Indians on a social networking website to assemble at a particular place for peaceful and silent demonstration against the said economic policies on a stipulated date and time. The crowed assembled at that venue and started shouting anti-government slogans. Police arrested the professor.
The crowed has committed an offence
The professor has committed the offence
The student of law has committed the offence
The professor has not committed any offence
Question number: 169
Appeared in Year: 2009
When a person is prosecuted for committing a criminal offence, the burden of proof is on