Q. 13

Which act gave th

Answer :

Rowlatt Act gave the government power to suppress political activity and detain political prisoners without trial.

a. The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year 1919.

b. This Act gave enormous powers to the British Government.

c. The provisions of the Act empowered British Government to suppress any sort of political activities thereby enabling the detention of Indian nationalists and prisoners without any trial for two years.

d. The Act was passed without considering the opposition of the Indian members.

e. There was a nationwide agitation against this Act.

f. Mahatma Gandhi organised nationwide Satyagraha.

g. Rallies were organised, and shops were closed.

h. Workers went on strike in railway workshops.

Thus, the Rowlatt Act, in a way, paved the root for united opposition against the British.

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