SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Mahatma Gandhi undertook 'fast unto death' against the Communal Award. He, however, discontinued the fast because

    A)  The Congress leaders successfully prevailed upon Mahatma Gandhi to accept the Award

    B)  The British Government withdrew the Communal Award

    C)  Of the conclusion of the Poona Pact

    D)  The weaker classes openly opposed the Award

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] On September 16th of 1932, Mahatma Gandhi began a "fast unto death" to protest British support of a new Indian Constitution that would separate the Indian electorate by caste, thereby segregating the "untouchables" & ensuring that the social classes would remain unfairly divided. After just six days, the British accepted an alternate proposal & he was able to break the fast.

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