|Consider the following statements:|
|1. The cancellation of regulation concerning Indian Press by Sir Charles Metcalfe liberated it from official control during the period 1835-1857.|
|2. Under the Newspaper Act of 1908, the District Magistrate was empowered to confiscate the printing press where a newspaper containing an incitement to violence was printed|
|3. The Indian Press Act of 1910 was suspended by the Government of India during the World War I, so as to seek cooperation of Indian nationalists for war efforts. Which of the statements given above are correct?|
A) 1 and 2
B) 2 and 3
C) 1 and 3
D) 1, 2 and 3
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] The Press Act of 1910 was legislation promulgated in British India imposing strict censorship on all kinds of publications. The measure was brought into effect to curtail an emerging Indian independence movement, especially with the outbreak of World War I. Later, this act was repealed by Lord Reading (1921-1926).
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