Consider the following statements about Rowlatt Act:

  1. The Act was passed during the tenure of Lord Reading
  2. It authorized the government to imprison the people without any court-trial

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

Lord Chelmsford was a British Governor General of India from 1916 to 1921. Lord Reading was the Viceroy of India during 1921-26. The Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act, popularly known as the Rowlatt Act, was passed in the year 1919. Second statement is correct.

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