Sections Particulars
1 Short title, extent and commencement
(1)This Act may be called The Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act, 1956.  (2)It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.  (3)...
2 Definitions
(a)“Harmful publication” means any book, magazine, pamphlet, leaflet, newspaper) or other like publication which consists of stories told with the aid of pic...
3 Penalty for sale, etc., of harmful locations
(1) If a person- (a)Sells, lets to hire, distributes, publicly exhibits of in any manner puts into circulation, any harmful publication, or  (b)For purposes o...
4 Power of Government to declare harmful publications forfeited
(1)The State Government may, if it is of opinion after consultation with the principal law officer of the State, whether called the Advocate General or by any...
5 Appeal High Court against order of forfeiture
Any person aggrieved by an order of forfeiture passed by the State Government under Section 4 may, within sixty days of the date of such order, apply to the H...
6 Power to seize and destroy harmful publications
(1)Any police officer or any other office empowered in this behalf by the State Government may seize any harmful publication.(2)Any Magistrate of the first cl...
7 Offences under this Act to be cognizable
Offences under this Act to be cognizable Notwithstanding anything contained in the 1[Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898)], any offence punishable...
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