Q. With reference to Fundamental Rights consider the following statements:
1.Article 19(1)(a) guarantees the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. 
2.The First Constitutional Amendment made this right an absolute right of the citizen.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: Article 19(1)(a) guarantees the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. It is not an absolute right. The First Constitutional Amendment introduced amendment in Article 19(2) that reasonable restriction can be imposed on it by the Parliament.

Source: The Indian Express