India’s Struggle For Freedom

This page contains notes on Pre-Independence India or India’s Struggle For Independence.

  • The elective principle was first introduced by the British in the Indian Councils Act of 1892.
  • Constitution of India Bill, 1895, also known as Home Rule Bill, conceived of basic human rights such asfreedom of expression, equality before the law, right to the inviolability of one’s home, right to property, etc.,for all citizens of India.
  • Government of India Act, 1935, the last British enactment, failed to satisfy the repeated Indian demand, first made in 1895, for a declaration of the rights of the people of India.


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