The immediate cause of the Deccan Riots of 1875 was

(A) the shadow of a femine
  (B) high interest rates charged by Mahajans
(C) High land revenue rates
(D) protest against imposition of religious reforms
(E) None of the above/More than one of the above

Correct Answer : high interest rates charged by Mahajans
Question Asked : 64th BPSC Prelims Exam 2018
Explanation : The immediate reason behind the Deccan riots of 1875 was auctioning the house of Baba Sahib Deshmukh (a farmer) by landlord Kaluram. Because of it, many farmers revolted against oppressive landlords and it led to Deccan riots of 1875.
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