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Section 126 Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is Punishment for violation of Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll? Section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 126 : Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll

(1) No person shall -

(a) convene, hold or attend, join or address any public meeting or procession in connection with an election; or

(b) display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus; or

(c) propagate any election matter to the public by holding, or by arranging the holding of, any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting the members of the public thereto, in any polling area during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the fixed for the conclusion of the poll for any election in the polling area.

 

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

(3) In this section, the expression "election matter" means any matter intended or calculated to influence or affect the result of an election.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 121 Payment of costs out of security deposits and return of such deposits

Section 122 Execution of orders as to costs

CORRUPT PRACTICES AND ELECTORAL OFFENCES

CHAPTER I - Corrupt Practice

Section 123 Corrupt practices

Section 125 Promoting enmity between classes in connection with election

Section 125A Penalty for filing false affidavit, etc

Section 126 Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll

Section 127 Disturbances at election meetings

Section 127A Restrictions on the printing of pamphlets, posters, etc

Section 128 Maintenance of Secrecy of voting

Section 129 Officers, etc., at elections not to act for candidates or to influence voting

Section 130 Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station

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