SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Which one of the following was NOT the feature of the Home Rule movement in India?

    A)  Boycott and Picketing

    B)  Two separate Home-Rule Leagues rather than one All India Home-Rule Organisation

    C)  Setting up of discussion groups and reading rooms

    D)  Sale and circulation of pamphlets

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Bal Gangadhara Tilak and Annie Besant set up their separate leagues to avoid any friction. Tilak's League was set up in April 1916 and was restricted to Maharashtra (excluding Bombay city), Karnataka, Central Provinces and Berar. It had six branches and the demands included swarajya, formation of linguistic states and education in the vernacular. Besant's League was set up in September 1916 in Madras and covered the rest of India (including Bombay city). It had 200 branches, was loosely organised as compared to Tilak's League and had George Arundale as the organising secretary. The League campaign aimed to convey to the common man the message of Home Rule as self-government. The aim was to be achieved by promoting political education and discussion through public meetings, organising libraries and reading rooms containing books on national politics, holding conferences, organising classes for students on politics, propaganda through newspapers, pamphlets, posters, illustrated post-cards, plays, religious songs, etc., collecting funds, organising social work, and participating in local government activities. Boycott and Picketing was not a feature of the Home Rule movement in India.

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