Which Governor General repealed the Vernacular Press Act?
The law was repealed in 1881 by Lytton’s successor as viceroy, Lord Ripon (governed 1880–84).
What was vernacular Act 4 marks?
Proposed by Lord Lytton, then viceroy of India (governed 1876–80), the act was intended to prevent the vernacular press from expressing criticism of British policies—notably, the opposition that had grown with the outset of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878–80). The act excluded English-language publications.
What were the main features of the vernacular press act?
The Vernacular Press Act stated that any magistrate or Commissioner of Police had the authority to call upon any printer or publisher of a newspaper to enter into a bond, undertaking not to print a certain kind of material, and could confiscate any printed material it deemed objectionable.
What is censorship of press Act 1799?
1799: Governor-General Richard Wellesley enacted the Censorship of Press Act, 1799 to stop the French from publishing anything against the British. This act brought all the newspapers under Government scrutiny before their publication.
Who passed the Vernacular Press Act when and why was it passed?
Lord Lytton passed the Vernacular Press Act 1878 that authorised the government to confiscate newspapers that printed ‘seditious material’. He also passed the Arms Act 1878 that prohibited Indians from carrying weapons of any kind without licences. Englishmen were excluded from this act.
Who is Nana Sahib 4?
Nana Sahib, byname of Dhondu Pant, also spelled Nana Saheb, (born c. 1820—died c. 1859?, Nepal?), a prominent leader in the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58. Although he did not plan the outbreak, he assumed leadership of the sepoys (British-employed Indian soldiers).
Who succeeded Lord Lytton as the viceroy of India?
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
|His Excellency The Right Honourable The Earl of Lytton GCB GCIE PC|
|Preceded by||The Viscount Lyons|
|Succeeded by||The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava|
|Viceroy and Governor-General of India|
Who passed the Vernacular Press Act why was it passed?
What were the measures taken by the British government to control the vernacular press in India?
The British Indian press was legally protected by the set of laws such as Vernacular Press Act, Censorship of Press Act, 1799, Metcalfe Act and Indian Press Act, 1910, while the media outlets were regulated by the Licensing Regulations, 1823, Licensing Act, 1857 and Registration Act, 1867.
Which is the second newspaper published in India?
The first newspaper printed in India was Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, started in 1780 under the British Raj by James Augustus Hicky. Other newspapers such as The India Gazette, The Calcutta Gazette, The Madras Courier (1785), and The Bombay Herald (1789) soon followed.
Which of the following act relaxed the restrictions put by the Metcalf act?
Explanation: Registration Act of 1867 relaxed the restrictions put by Metcalf’s Act of 1835 and hence states that Government acts as regulatory not restrictive body.