SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Freedom of speech and expression are restricted by the Constitution on grounds of:
    I. defamation
    II. Contempt of court
    III. Protecting a scheduled tribe
    IV. Friendly relations with foreign states

    A) I, II and III        

    B) II, III and IV

    C) I and IV

    D) I, II and IV

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    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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