What was the Rowlatt Act and why did it provoke widespread protests in India?


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  • The Rowlatt Act was a law passed by the British government in 1919 that gave them the power to arrest and detain any person without trial for two years.


  •  It provoked widespread protests in India because it violated the civil rights and liberties of the people and was seen as a sign of tyranny and oppression .

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