The Rowlatt Act

By: Rex and Noelle

British Dictatorship

  • Passed by the Imperial Legislative Council in February 1919
  • Was enacted during the first World War
  • A curfew was placed on the Indian people
  • The people were not allowed to perform revolutionary acts (revolutionary meetings, fights, etc.)
  • The Indian people resented the act, which led to the massacre of Amristar and Gandhi's non-cooperation movement
  • Didn't allow jury cases to go to court