With reference to the British colonial rule in India, consider the following statements:
- Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in the abolition of the system of 'indentured labour'.
- In Lord Chelmsford's 'War Conference', Mahatma Gandhi did not support the resolution on recruiting Indians for World War.
- Consequent upon the breaking of salt law by Indian people, the Indian National Congress was declared illegal by the colonial rulers.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
- 1 and 2 only
- 1 and 3 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 1, 2 and 3
Statement 1 and 3 are correct. Indentured labour system soon died after Gandhi left South Africa. Also, Gandhi‘s colleague C.F. Andrews contributed in the abolition campaign.
Statement 2 is incorrect. Gandhi did support the resolution on recruiting Indians for World War.
The correct option is B.