When a proclamation of emergency is issued by the President under Article 352 of the Constitution of India:
1. All fundamental Rights except those under Articles 20 and 21 get automatically suspended
2. Parliament automatically gets empowered for making laws in regard to items of the State List
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [B] Only 2

The first statement is not correct. The freedoms under Article 19 are automatically suspended and other Fundamental Rights, except those under Articles 20 and 21, can be suspended by an order of the President.

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