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Question

The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the

(a) imposition restrictions the Indians of certain to carry arms by Indians
(b) imposition of restrictions on newspapers and magazines published in Indian languages
(c) removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans
(d) removal of a duty on imported cotton cloth

Answer:

C

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Explanation:

The Ilbert Bill was introduced in 1883 by Sir Courtenay Ilbert, the Law Member of the Viceroy's Council, with the intention of allowing Indian judges to preside over cases involving Europeans in British India. Prior to the bill, Indian judges were not allowed to try European offenders. The proposed bill faced strong opposition from the European community in India, resulting in a heated controversy and eventual dilution of the bill's provisions. The controversy highlighted racial tensions and discrimination in the Indian legal system during the colonial period.

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