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The Newspapers Act of 1908 was the law made by the British in the pretext of preventing extremist activities.


The discontent created by the unpopular acts of Lord Curzon resulted in the growth of an Extremist Party in the Indian National Congress. The growth of the Extremist Party in the house of the Indian National Congress led to the acts of violence around India to stand against British rule. The newspapers of the time greatly condemned the acts and policies of the government. The newspaper became the main instrument to reveal the bare nature of the oppressive British Government of India. To suppress this the British Government imposed “The Newspaper Act (1908)” and laid down several principles and terms & conditions.


According to the Act, the magistrates were empowered to seize the printing press and property connected to the newspapers if the published content were against their government. The publications of such content were considered as incitement to murder or acts of violence based on the act. All the local government was authorized to terminate any announcements/statements made by those printers and publisher of the newspapers. Under the Newspapers Act of 1908, the government launched the prosecutions against nine newspapers and seized seven Presses.


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