Who re-imposed Jizya?

(A) Akbar
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Jahangir
(D) Humayun

Correct Answer : Aurangzeb
Question Asked : UPPCS (Pre) 2002
Explanation : Akbar had declared the abolishment of Jizya during his reign but Aurangzeb re-imposed it on non-Muslims in 1679. The Hindus were categorised in three classes to pay the tax : (i) Whose income was less than 200 Dirham per annum, had to pay 12 Dirham per annum as tax. (ii) Whose income was less than 10,000 Dirham per annum, had to pay 24 Dirham per annum as tax. (iii) Whose income was more than 10,000 Dirham per annum, had to pay 48 Dirham per annum as tax. Women, slaves, children under 14 years, beggars and unemployed persons were exempted from it. The subordinate Hindu kings and Brahmins were compelled to pay this tax. About reviving Jizya, Europian traveller wrote that his motive was to increase his treasure but it seems to be partially true.
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