Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Queen Victoria Declaration of 1858

Queen Victoria was reigning in England in England during the revolt. The Queen’s proclamation incorporating the transfer of governance from East India Company to the British Crown was made public at Allahabad on November 1, 1858 by Lord canning, the first viceroy of India. The proclamation promised that the government of India would :
                    i.            Follow a policy of Non-intervention in social and religious matters of Indians
                  ii.            Treat all subjects – Indians and Europeans – as equals
                iii.            Grant a general pardon to all those who had taken part in the revolt except those who were found guilty of murder of British subjects

               iv.            Do it’s best to advance the industries in India.