Prelims 704

Consider the following statements:
1. The practice of sati was banned in Bengal Presidency by Lord Bentinck, the then Governor General of Bengal.
2. Widow Remarriage was permitted by a law passed in 1856 by Lord Canning.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
A.
1 only
B.
2 only
C.
Both 1 and 2
D.
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
Till 1813, British followed a policy of non-interference in the social and cultural life of the Indians. After that, many legal measures were introduced to improve the status of women. For example, the practice of sati was banned in Bengal Presidency through the Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829 by Lord Bentinck, the then Governor General of Bengal. Widow Remarriage was permitted by a law passed in 1856 by Lord Canning, the then Governor General of India.

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