What was the General Service Enlistment Act?

General Service Enlistment Act

In 1856, the General Service Enlistment Act was passed by the British Parliament. According to this act, the Indian soldiers could be sent overseas. The Brahmin soldiers saw in it slander to their caste. According to an accepted belief, it was considered taboo for a Brahmin to cross, the seas. This Act disregarded the feelings of the Indian troops, which led to a feeling of resentment among them. As a result, they were angry with the British.


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