SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Who among the following was in the forefront of making efforts leading to making, the age of Consent Act, 1891?    

    A)  Bal Gangadar Tilak       

    B)  Keshab Chandra Sen

    C)  B.M. Malabari     

    D)      Swami Vivekananda

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The Age of Consent Act, 1891, also Act X of 1891, was a legislation enacted in British India on 19 March 1891 which raised the age of consent for sexual intercourse for all girls, married or unmarried, from ten to twelve years in all jurisdictions, its violation subject to criminal prosecution as rape. It received support from Indian reformers such as Behramji Malabari and women social organisations and was opposed by Hindu nationalists including Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The law was never seriously enforced and it is argued that the real effect of the law was reassertion of Hindu patriarchal control over domestic issues as a nationalistic cause.

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