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The Press and Registration of Books Act

6Authentication of declaration

Each of the two originals of every declaration so made and subscribed as is aforesaid, shall be authenticated by the signature and official seal of the Magistrate before whom the said declaration shall have been made:

1[Provided that where any declaration is made and subscribed under section 5 in respect of a newspaper, the declaration shall not, save in the case of newspapers owned by the same person, be so authenticated unless the Magistrate 2[is, on inquiry from the Press Registrar, satisfied] that the newspaper proposed to be published does not bear a title which is the same as, or similar to, that of any other newspaper published either in the same language or in the same State.]

Deposit.--One of the said originals shall be deposited among the records of the office of the Magistrate, and the other shall be deposited among the records of th e High Court of Judicature, or 3 other principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction for the place where the said declaration shall have been made.

Inspection and supply of copies.--The Officer-in-charge of each original shall allow any person to inspect that original on payment of a fee of one rupee, and shall give to any person applying a copy of the said declaration, attested by the seal of the Court which has the custody of the original, on payment of a fee of two rupees.

4[A copy of the declaration attested by the official seal of the Magistrate, or a copy of the order refusing to authenticate the declaration, shall be forwarded as soon as possible to the person making and subscribing the declaration and also to the Press Registrar.]

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1. Ins. by Act 55 of 1955, s. 7 (w.e.f. 1-7-1956).

2. Subs. by Act 26 of 1960, s. 3, for certain words (w.e.f. 1-10-1960).

3. Subs. by Act 10 of 1890, s. 3, for certain words.

4. Subs. by Act 26 of 1960, s. 3, for the fourth paragraph (w.e.f. 1-10-1960) which was ins by Act 55 of 1955, s. 7 (w.e.f. 1-7-1956).

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