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- In 1917, a committee was set up under the presidentship of Sir Sydney
- Rowlatt to look into the militant Nationalist activities.
- On the basis of its report the Rowlatt Act was passed in March 1919 by the Central Legislative Council.
- Any person could be arrested on the basis of suspicion.
- No appeal or petition could be filed against such arrests.
- This Act was called the Black Act and it was widely opposed.
- An all-India hartal was organized on 6 April 1919.
- Two prominent leaders of Punjab, Dr Satva Pal and Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew,