When Ilbert Bill was presented?

A. 1881
B. 1882
C. 1883
D. 1884

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 1883


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The bill was introduced in 1883 by Viceroy Ripon which was written by Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert. According to this act, Indian judges could try Europeans. The Bill actually desired to abolish the racial prejudice from the Indian Penal Code. Ripon had proposed an amendment for existing laws in the country and to allow Indian judges and magistrates the jurisdiction to try British offenders in criminal cases at the District level. Marathon discussion with Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert to change the act, thereby favoring the Indians. This is called the famous Ilbert Bill or the White Mutiny(1883).