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Anti-Copying Act, 1992

The Anti-Copying Act, 1992 was an Indian legislation enacted in 1992 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh headed by Kalyan Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1]Rajnath Singh, the minister for education in the Singh government during the time, is credited with the idea. The law aimed to stop practice of mass copying in school and university examinations in the State. The Act made use of unfair means in examinations a cognisable offence and was non-bailable and reportedly allowed the police to enter the examination premises to conduct checks.[2] However, the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party government headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav which came to power in 1993, repealed it the following year.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Cheating system Mulayam Singh Yadav abolishes Anti-Copying Act in Uttar Pradesh". June 30, 1994. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  2. ^ "How students 'copying' in exams became an issue for the BJP in the early 90s". The News Minute. 23 March 2015. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ Chakraborty, Tapas (20 February 2015). "IAS officer turns anti-copying crusader". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ Pradhan, Sharat (7 February 2001). "UP Govt to challenge order against Anti-copying Act". Rediff.com.