Rowlatt Act

1919 act by the British in India that gave extensive power to the British to arrest activists

The Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes of 1919 (popularly known as the Rowlatt Act) was a law passed in 1919 by British India. Under this law, the government got many powers, including the ability to arrest people and keep them in prisons without a trial. They also obtained the power to stop newspapers from reporting and printing news. The people called this act the Black Act. Indians protested against this law in many places. Fortunately this act was stopped by an Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi.Two leaders Dr.satyapal and Dr.saiffudin kitchlew were arrested on 10th April 1919. They were the first members to get into jail in this rowlatt act