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Q. Consider the following statements:

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


A
1 only
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2 only
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C
Both 1 and 2
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D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Solution

The correct option is D Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect : The first application of section 124 A was observed in Queen Empress v Jogendra Chunder Bose (1891) case. Bose wrote an article criticizing the Age of Consent Act, 1891. However, later the case was dropped after he was released on bail.

Statement 2 is incorrect : Sedition Trial of Lokmanya Tilak (1897) is historically famous as in this case, an attempt to excite feelings of enmity against the government was also brought under the scope of Section 124A terming it as seditious. Hence, it widened the understanding of Section 124A. Tilak was sentenced to 18 months of rigorous imprisonment.


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