Goa , Daman And Diu Suits Valuation Act, 1965

Goa , Daman And Diu Suits Valuation Act, 1965

FOREIGN RELATIONS ACT, 1932

[Act No XII of 1932]

[8th April, 1932]

An Act to provide against the publication of statements likely to prejudice the maintenance of friendly relations between 1[the Government of India] and Government of certain foreign States.

Whereas it is expedient to provide against the publication of statements likely to prejudice the maintenance of friendly relation between 1[the Government of India] and the Government of certain foreign States:-

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

Subs vide A.L.O. 1948.

2. Power of Central Government to prosecute in certain cases of defamation.

Where as offence falling under Chapter XXI of the Indian Penal Code is committed against a Ruler of a State outside but adjoining India, or against the consort or son or principal Minister of such Ruler, the Central Government may make, or authorize any person to make, complaint in writing of such offence, and, notwithstanding anything contained in Sec. 198 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, 1 any Court competent in other respects to take cognizance of such offence may take cognizance thereof on such offence may take cognizance thereof on such complaint.

Explanation.2[* * *]

See now the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, 1973 (2 of 1974).

2. Deleted vide A.O. 1937.

3. Power to forfeit certain publications or to detain them in the course of transmission through post.

The provisions of Secs. 99-A to 99-G of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, 2 and Secs, 27-B to 27-D of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898, shall apply in the case of any book, newspaper or other document containing matter which is defamatory of a Ruler of a State outside but adjoining India or of the consort or son or principal Minister of such Ruler and tends of prejudice the maintenance of friendly relations between 1[the Government of India] and the Government of such State, in like manner as they apply in the case of a book, newspaper or document containing seditious matter within the meaning of those sections:

Provided that for the purposes of this section the said provisions shall be construed as if for the words “Provincial Government” wherever they occur, the words “Central Government” were substituted.

Subs vide A.L.O. 1948.

2. See now the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, 1973 (2 of 1974).

4. Proof of status of persons defamed.

There, is any trial of an offence upon a complain under Sec. 2 or in any proceeding before a High Court arising out of Sec. 3, there is a question whether any person is a Ruler of any State, or is the consort or son or principal Minister of such Rules a certificate under the hand of Secretary to the Central Government that such person is such Ruler, consort, son or principal Minister shall be conclusive proof of that fact.

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