LICENSING REGULATIONS, 1823


LICENSING REGULATIONS, 1823

The acting governor-general, John Adams enacted these.

According to this-

Every publisher should get a license from the government, defaulters would be fined Rs 400 and the press would be ceased by the government.

Government has the right to cancel the license.

These restrictions were directed chiefly against Indian language newspapers or those edited by Indians.

Raja Rammohan Roy’s  Mirat-ul-Akbar had to stop publication.

Charles Metcalf (Governor General of India 1835-36) abolished the Act.

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