ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Press Act

The Press Act A G Noorani THE Prevention of Objectionable Matter Act 1975 may be divided broadly into two parts. It contains, first, a re- enactment of the Press (Objectionable Matter) Act 1951 with its provisions made more severe and a re-enactment of the Punjab Special Powers (Press) Act 1956. Both these measures were strongly criticised when they were enacted and there is nothing in the Backgrounder or the press release issued on October 8, 1975 which convincingly explains why the Ordinance, since re- enacted as Act, was necessary.

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