Vernacular press act was enacted during whose time & in which year? •
A. Lord Rippon in 1868
B. Lord Lytton in 1878
C. Lord Linlithgow in 1872
D. Lord Curzon in 1911
Right Answer is: B
• Vernacular Press Act was enacted in 1878 during the time of lord Lytton.
• By this Act the Vernacular Press is censored in highly suppressive way, and it was made mandatory for vernacular newspapers to take prior permission of official before writing anything about Colonial Rule.
• The law was repealed in 1881 by Lytton’s successor as viceroy, Lord Ripon.