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Write in Your Own Words What You Understand by the Following Sentence on Page 44−45: They Also Began Fighting for Greater Equality and Wanted to Change the Idea of Law from a Set of Rules that - Social Science

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Write in your own words what you understand by the following sentence on page 44−45: They also began fighting for greater equality and wanted to change the idea of law from a set of rules that they were forced to obey, to law as including ideas of justice.

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This line refers to the protests of Indian nationalists against the violation of the rule of law by British authorities. Indians were discriminated against in their own country by the British colonists and the Sedition Act of 1870 was the most prolific example of the breach of the rule of law. This Act was remonstrated against by Indian freedom fighters in favour of a more just set of rules based on ideals of equality.
Many Indians began to practice the legal profession and used it to demand and gain equal rights for all. Thus, Indians played a major role in the evolution of the rule of law during times of colonial rule.

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NCERT Class 8 Social Science - Social and Political Life 3
Chapter 4 Understanding Laws
Exercise | Q 4 | Page 51
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