Is Vernacular Press Act same as Nattubhasha Pathra Niyamam?

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asked Jan 13, 2018 in History by Seethu

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answered Jan 13, 2018 by knowledgehub (1,120 points)
Yes, Vernacular Press Act, in British India, law enacted in 1878 to curtail the freedom of the Indian-language press. 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. It elicited strong and sustained protests from a wide spectrum of the Indian populace.
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