March 1, 2024

HPAS/Allied Mains 2022 Answer Writing Challenge Day 50 : Model Answer

Question What was the farmer movement of  Chamba (4 marks 60 words) ?


Understanding of question: 
IntroductionThe farmer movement of chamba were witnessed during the tenure of Raja Shyam Singh (1873-1904), initially. Mainly the reasons were 
Main Body1.     A huge increase in the land lease

2.     Begar was also increased

3.     People were not given food and other supplies they were entoleted to

The farmers of Bhattiyat region started agitation against it first. The people and farmers of Balana then entered later. The people especially the farmers refused to give the levy and also denied the entry of rent seekers even using the violence. The movement continued for several months but later on with the intervention of British the movement was crushed with strong hand and violence. Commissioner of Lahore was officiated to report on the matter later

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