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Appeared in Year: 2018

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What is the name of the Act under which the printer and publisher of any paper in native language could be called upon to enter into a bond not to publish anything to excite feelings of disaffection against the government?

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a.

Press Censore Act of 1868

b.

Vernacular Press Act 1878

c.

Press Act of 1910

d.

Press Emergency Power Act 1937

Answer

b.

Explanation

Lord Lytton passed the Vernacular Press Act in 1878.

  • By this act, the magistrates of the districts were empowered, without the prior permission of the Government, to call upon a printer and publisher of any kind to enter into a Bond, undertaking not to publish anything which might “rouse” feelings of disaffection against the government.

  • The magistrate was also authorized to deposit a security, which could be confiscated if the printer violated the Bond.

  • If a printer repeated the violation, his press could be seized.

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Image of Vernacular Press Act

Image of Vernacular Press Act

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