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Q. With reference to British rule in India, the Ilbert Bill Controversy was associated with which one of the following social issues?


A

Marriage age of women
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B

Racial discrimination
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C

Caste discrimination
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D

Widow remarriage
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Solution

The correct option is B
Racial discrimination

Explanation: Lord Ripon’s government wanted to abolish judicial disqualification on racial basis through Ilbert bill, by giving the Indian members of covenanted civil service

same powers as their European colleagues. However, Ripon was forced to modify the bill under severe opposition from European community. Thus, it was associated with racial discrimination. 


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