Prelims 313

With reference to Ghadar Movement, consider the following statements:
1. The Ghadar party believed that the British rule could be overthrown by armed revolt only.
2. The Defence of India Act was passed by British to suppress the movement.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.
1 only
B.
2 only
C.
Both 1 and 2
D.
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
The plans of political action outlined by Lala Hardayal for Ghadar Party were based on the understanding that British rule could only be overthrown by armed revolt and for this to happen it was necessary that Indian immigrants go to India in large numbers and carry this massage to the masses and the soldiers of the Indian army. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
The Defence of India Act was passed by British primarily to smash the Ghadar movement. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

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