Which Act introduced separate electorates (communal representation) for Muslims?

(A) 1892 Act
(B) Act of 1909
(C) Reforms of 1919
(D) Government of India Act of 1935

Correct Answer : Act of 1909
Question Asked : SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) Exam 2016
Explanation: To divide the Hindu-Muslim unity, the Indian Councils Act 1909 introduced separate electorates for Muslims. It stipulated that in councils and in the imperial legislature, for the number of reserved seats to be in excess of their relative population (25 percent of the Indian population), and that only Muslims should vote for candidates for the Muslim seats (‘separate electorates)
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