Q. Which of the following was/were reason/s for rise in militant nationalism?
1.The Natu brothers were deported without trial.
2.Repressive laws under IPC Section 124 A.
3.The Official Secrets Act curbed freedom of press.
How many of the statements given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] Only three

[D] None

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The nationalists were wide awake to the fact that instead of giving more rights to the Indians, the government was taking away even the existing ones.

  • 1892 — The Indian Councils Act was criticised by nationalists as it failed to satisfy them.
  • 1897 — The Natu brothers were deported without trial and Tilak and others imprisoned on charges of sedition.
  • 1898 — Repressive laws under IPC Section 124 A were further amplified with new provisions under IPC Section 156 A
  • 1904 — Official Secrets Act curbed freedom of press.
  • 1904 — Indian Universities Act ensured greater government control over universities, which it described as factories producing political revolutionaries.

Source: Spectrum

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