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When the Religious Disabilities Act was introduced?

(A) 1845
(B) 1850
(C) 1865
(D) 1832

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The law was passed in British India under East India Company rule. This law is also known as Caste Disabilities Removal Act. It was introduced in the year in which American Express was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. In this year, Millard Fillmore is sworn into office as the 13th President of the United States.

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The Religious Disabilities Act was introduced in 1850. This law was passed in British India under East India Company rule that abolished all laws affecting the rights of persons converting to another religion or caste. It changed the Hindu Law of Property. It enabled a convert from Hinduism to another religion to inherit the property of his father. The political situation got highly affected because of this Act as it was seen as an incentive to give up one’s own faith. The Hindu regarded this as an incentive to give up one's religious faith.
The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act, 1856 enacted on 26 July 1856, legalised the remarriage of Hindu widows in all jurisdictions of India under East India Company rule.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

 India's Freedom of faith Acts or “anti-conversion” laws are state-level statutes that are enacted to control non secular conversions. The laws are effective in eight out of twenty-nine states: Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand. There's another Act known as Religious Institutions, 1988 an Act to forestall the misuse of spiritual establishments for political and alternative functions.

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