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Preamble   -             THE PRESS (OBJECTIONABLE MATTER), ACT, 1951
Chapter I  -             PRELIMINARY
Section 1  -             Short title, extent and commencement
Section 2  -             Definitions
Section 3  -             Objectionable matter defined
Chapter II  -             PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF OBJECTIONABLE MATTER
Section 4  -             Power to demand security from presses in certain cases
Section 5  -             Power to forfeit security or demand further security
Section 8  -             Power to forfeit security or demand further security
Section 10  -             Amount of security
Section 11  -             Power of Government to declare certain publications forfeited
Section 13  -             Prohibition of transmission by post of certain documents
Chapter III  -             PROCEDURE
Section 16 to 22  -             INQUIRY BEFORE SESSIONS JUDGES
Section 16  -             Contents of complaint
Section 17  -             Issue of notice
Section 18  -             Procedure for inquiries
Section 19  -             Non-appearance of respondent
Section 20  -             Jury
Section 21  -             Conclusion of inquiry made with the aid of a jury
Section 22  -             Admissibility of previous and subsequent issues
Section 23 to 25  -             Appeal and Application to High Court.
Section 23  -             Appeal to High Court against orders of Sessions Judges
Section 24  -             Application to High Court against orders of forfeiture
Section 25  -             Procedure in High Court
Chapter IV  -             PENALTIES
Chapter V  -             MISCELLANEOUS
Section 28  -             Service of notices
Section 29  -             Issue of search warrants in certain cases
Section 30  -             Conduct of searches
Section 31  -             Power to transfer cases
Section 32  -             Return of security in certain cases
Section 33  -             Bar of jurisdiction
Section 34  -             Bar of double penalty
Section 35  -             Cognizability of offences under this Act
Section 36  -             Amendment of sections 4 and 8, Act XXV of 1867
Section 37  -             Repeals
Schedule   -             THE FIRST SCHEDULE
Schedule   -             THE SECOND SCHEDULE
 
 
 
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