PREVENTION OF
SEDITIOUS MEETING
ACT,1911
An act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the
prevention of public meet...
Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act,1911
2(1)The state government may by notification in the official
gazette ,declare the...
Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act,1911
4(1)No public meeting for the furtherance or discussion of any
subject likely to ...
Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act,1911
(5)The District Magistrate or the Commissioner of Police ,as the
case may be ,may...
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Prevention of seditious meeting act,1911

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  • 1. PREVENTION OF SEDITIOUS MEETING ACT,1911 An act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the prevention of public meetings likely to promote sedition or to cause a disturbance of public tranquility.
  • 2. Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act,1911 2(1)The state government may by notification in the official gazette ,declare the whole part of the state ,in which this Act is for the time being in operation ,to be a proclaimed area. (2)A notification made under sub section (1) shall not remain in force for more than 6 months , but nothing in this sub section shall be deemed to prevent the state government from making any further notification in respect of the same area , from time to time ,as it may think fit. 3(1)In this Act the public meeting means a meeting which is open to the public or any class or portion of the public (2)A meeting may be a public meeting notwithstanding that it is held in a private place and admission thereto may have been restricted by ticket or otherwise.
  • 3. Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act,1911 4(1)No public meeting for the furtherance or discussion of any subject likely to cause disturbance or public excitement or for the exhibition or distribution of any writing or printed matter relating to any such subject , shall be held in any proclaimed area - (a)Unless written notice of the intention to hold such a meeting and of time and place of such meeting has been given to the district magistrate or the commissioner of police,as the case may be ,atleast 3 days previously or (b)Unless permission to hold such a meeting has been obtained in writing from the district magistrate or the commissioner of police as the case may be (2)The District Magistrate or any magistrate of first class authorized by the District Magistrate in his behalf,by order in writing depute one or more police officers ,not being below the rank of head constables or other persons ,to attend such meeting for the purpose of causing a report to be taken for the proceedings.
  • 4. Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act,1911 (5)The District Magistrate or the Commissioner of Police ,as the case may be ,may at any time,by order in writing of which public notice shall forthwith be given ,prohibit any public meeting in a proclaimed area ,if in his opinion such meeting is likely to promote sedition or disaffection or to cause a disturbance of public tranquility. (6)(1) Any person concerned in the promotion or conduct of a public meeting held in a proclaimed area contrary to the provisions of Section 4,shall be punished with the imprisonment ,for a term which may extend to 6 months or with fine or with both. (2)Any public meeting which has been prohibited under Section 5 shall be deemed to be an unlawful assembly.