SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    After the 1857 revolt, who announced at a darbar at Allahabad the assumption of the Government of India by the Sovereign of Great Britain?

    A)  Lord Auckland

    B)  Lord Canning

    C)  Lord Dalhousie

    D)  Lord Hardinge

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] On November 1, 1858, a grand Darbar was held at Allahabad. Here Lord Canning sent forth the royal proclamation which announced that the queen had assumed the government of India. This proclamation declared the future policy of the British Rule in India. The proclamation document was called "Magnacarta of the People of India" and was declared in eloquent words the principles of justice and religious toleration as the guiding policy of the queen's rule. The document also granted amnesty to all except those who had directly taken part in the murder of British subjects. Peace was proclaimed throughout India on July 8, 1859. The armies of the East India Company ceased to exist and the forces in India were incorporated as an integral part of the British army. The most important result was the now onwards the Indian Sepoys were enlisted in the regular service in the British Army and participated in the world wars in the next century.

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