When was the Vernacular Press Act passed and why?

When was the Vernacular Press Act passed and why? Print Culture and The Modern World, clsas 10 histroy question answer with detail cbse question answe

Question: When was the Vernacular Press Act passed and why?

Answer: The Vernacular Press Act of 1878 was based on the Irish Law which gave the government the power to censor the reports of the press if they found it disturbing or against themselves (the government).