Consider the following statements:

  1. Fundamental Rights under Article 19 get automatically suspended when national emergency is declared on ground of ‘armed rebellion’
  2. During national emergency in operation, the life of  Lok Sabha can be extended to one year at a time for maximum of three years

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the 44th Amendment Act of 1978 says that Fundamental Rights under Article 19 can be suspended only when the National Emergency is declared on the ground of war or external aggression and not on the ground of armed rebellion. Second statement is incorrect because during national emergency in operation, the life of Lok Sabha can be extended to one year at a time for indefinite period.

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