The right to adopt heir in place of own son was reestablished by

(A) Government of India Act of 1858
(B) Lord Canning
(C) Release of Charter in 1860
(D) Queen’s announcement of 1858

Correct Answer : Queen’s announcement of 1858
Question Asked : UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2004
Explanation : Queen Victoria’s manifesto was read out in a Durbar held by Lord Canning at Allahabad on November 1, 1858, which widely changed the policy towards native Indian estates and enabled them to be used for rescue on the occurence of any crisis. The policy of conquest and annexation were fully abolished and the rulers of native states were permitted to adopt heir.
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