SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    Freedom of speech under the Indian constitution is subject to reasonable restriction on the grounds of protection of

    A)  Sovereignty and integrity of the country

    B)  The dignity of the office of the Prime Minister

    C)  Both [a] and [b]

    D)  None of the above

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Under Indian law, the freedom of speech and of the press do not confer an absolute right to express one's thoughts freely Clause (2) of Article 19 of the Indian constitution enables the legislature to impose certain restrictions on free speech under following heads:
    ? I. security of the State,
    ? II. Friendly relations with foreign States,
    ? III. Public order,
    ? IV. Decency and morality,
    ? V. contempt of court,
    ? VI. Defamation,
    ? VII. Incitement to an offence, and
    ? VIII. Sovereignty and integrity of India.
    Reasonable restrictions on these grounds can be imposed only by a duly enacted law and not by executive action

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