Numerous causes were at work in causing the great upsurge of 1857. With reference to this statement, explain the laws that interfered with the religious customs of the people.
Laws that interfered with the Religious Customs of the people:
(i) The practice of Sati was made illegal and punishable by law.
(ii) Laws were made to forbid infanticide, allow re-marriage of widows and stop polygamy.
(iii) Government imposed tax on the property belonging to temples and mosques.
(iv) Dalhousie passed a law which entitled a person converted to Christianity to inherit his ancestral property.