What was/were the major belief/behave of assertive nationalists?
They rejected British rule and held it responsible for poverty of the Indian people
They were extremist in their approach
They denounced the British rule and defiled it.
All of the above
The correct option is D All of the above
The efforts made by the moderate leaders through their writings, agitations and petitions to the British government, exposed the true character of the British rule in India.
It was felt that the British rule was responsible for the economic ruin of India and her growing poverty.
Some of the political events from 1892 to 1905, like the reduction in the number of Indian members in the Calcutta Corporation, the restrictions of the Press, etc., made Indians realise that instead of giving them more rights the British were taking away their few existing rights.
All this convinced the Indians that India could not make progress unless British imperialism was replaced by a government run by them.