SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Which one among the following statements regarding prohibition of Sati in India is correct?

    A)  Raja Rammohan Roy wanted an expeditious and urgent abolition of Sati and therefore advised Bentinck to take emergency legislative measures

    B)  The Sati was made illegal in 1829 but was not made punishable by the courts until 1840

    C)  The persons associated in any way with Sati were to be regarded as criminals

    D)  At the time of his appointment as Governor-General, Bentinck was instructed by the Home Authorities to consider definite measures for the immediate or gradual abolition of Sati

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] It was on 4 December 1829, the practice was formally banned in all the lands under Bengal Presidency by Lord William Bentinck. By this regulation, the people who abetted sati were declared guilty of "culpable homicide." The ban was challenged in the courts. The matter went to the Privy Council in London. The Privy Council upheld the ban in 1832. After that other territories also started following banning, but it remained legal in princely states, particularly in the Rajputana where it was very common.

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