. The Rowlatt Act was passed to
A: bring about agrarian reforms
B: curtail the nationalist and revolutionary activities
C: have a favourable balance of trade
D: put second World War criminals on trial
- The British frontier government passed the Rowlatt Act which gave powers to the police to capture any individual with next to no justifiable excuse.
- The motivation behind the Act was to check the developing patriot upsurge in the country. Gandhi called upon individuals to perform satyagraha against the demonstration.
- The Rowlatt Act was passed in the Imperial Legislative Council in 1919.
Hence, the correct option is B, curtail the nationalist and revolutionary activities