Freedom of the press in India
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Freedom of the press in India constitutional provisions and their application. by Joseph Minattur

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Published by M. Nijhoff in The Hague .
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  • Freedom of the press -- India.,
  • Press law -- India.

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Includes bibliography.

LC ClassificationsKF 4496 I5 M66 1961, Z657 .M48
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 136 p.
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17311668M

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