Q. Consider the following statements with reference to the Anglo-Indian community:
1. The term Anglo-Indian first appeared in the Government of India Act, 1919.
2. Indian constitution defines the term Anglo Indian.
3. The 104th constitutional amendment act of 2019 resulted in the discontinuation of reserved seats in the parliament and state legislature for Anglo Indian community.
How many statements given above are correct?

[A] Only One

[B] Only Two

[C] All Three

[D] None

Answer: B
Notes:

Exp) Option b is the correct answer.

The Anglo-Indian community in India traces its origins to an official policy of the British East India Company to encourage marriages of its officers with local women.

Statement 1 is incorrect: The Anglo-Indian community in India traces its origins to an official policy of the British East India Company to encourage marriages of its officers with local women. The term Anglo-Indian first appeared in the Government of India Act, 1935.

Statement 2 is correct: In the present context, Article 366(2) of the Constitution Of India states: “An Anglo-Indian means a person whose father or any of whose other male progenitors in the male line is or was of European descent but who is domiciled within the territory of India and is or was born within such territory of parents habitually resident therein and not established there for temporary purposes only.

Statement 3 is correct: In January 2020, the Anglo-Indian reserved seats in the Parliament and State Legislatures of India were discontinued by the 126th Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2019, when enacted as the 104th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2019.

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