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Consider the following statements:
Statement I: In India, prisons are managed State GovernmentsWith their own rules and regulations for the day-to-day administration of prisons
Statement II: In India, prisons are governed by the Prisons Act, 1894Which expressly kept the subject of prisons in the control of Provincial Governments.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

(a) Both Statement I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement I.
(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement I.
(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect
(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct

Answer:

C

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Explanation:

Statement-1 is correct because in India, the management and administration of prisons are primarily the responsibility of the respective State Governments. Each state has its own rules and regulations governing the functioning of prisons.

Statement -2 is partialy correct : Prisons Act, 1894, is a legislation related to the regulation and management of prisons in India. However, it does not expressly keep the subject of prisons in the control of Provincial Governments.

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