What was the impact of vernacular press act

(a. )The Vernacular Press act 1878 aimed at curbing the native press. ( b.) It gave extensive rights to the British to censor, newspapers reports, editorials that aimed at criticizing the British rule. (c.) It curtailed freedom of speech and expression of the people. (d.) The act authorized the government to declare any printed material seditious, seizing the press. (e.) Government thereon could keep a track of all the material published. (f.) The act rather united people and inculcated a sense of nationalism. (g.) It was a sign of oppressive British policy. (h.) It led to increased protest and agitation against the British rule.

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