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How did the new laws impact the tribals living in the forests?


A
The new divisions of forests came with large restrictions that affected the tribal way of life.
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B
Forest land came under British rule due to the law and hence, they could evict the tribals at any point in time.
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C
Their lands were given to zamindars for cultivation and forced the tribals to work for them.
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D
The laws protected the forest and the tribals were allowed to continue as usual.
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The correct options are
A The new divisions of forests came with large restrictions that affected the tribal way of life.
B Forest land came under British rule due to the law and hence, they could evict the tribals at any point in time.
C Their lands were given to zamindars for cultivation and forced the tribals to work for them.
Although the laws that were set up was to protect forests, it impacted the tribals in a negative way. They were forced out of their homes by the government as the law made them the owners. These lands were also given to zamindars for cultivation and tribals were forced to work on these lands. The division of the forests also had restrictions causing tribal life to be affected.

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