Revolt of 1857

Revolt of 1857

Revolt of 1857 which emerged as a consequence to the policies of colonial rule shook the British empire in India to its very foundation .Its major causes,features and reasons for failure are analysed in brief below. Major Reasons for Revolt of 1857 General service enlistment act required new recruits to serve overseas. However for Hindu Sepoy, crossing the sea meant loss of caste. Introduction of enfield rifles with greased cartridges. Conservatives were hurt by interference of British in Indian religious affairs like abolition of sati, conversion to Christianity. Doctrine of…

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Criminalisation of politics

Criminalisation of politics

Criminalisation of politics means direct entry of criminals into the political parties and legislatures.It also means the use of criminal methods and tactics to influence political process and procedures. politicisation of crime on the other hand involves competitive use of antisocial force for mobilization of party funds ,management of elections and so on. The much talked about Vohra panel report points out that the crime syndicates and mafia organizations have developed muscle and money power and established linkages with governmental functionaries ,political leaders and others.Thus the quintessence of the Vohra…

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