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Who declared Sati as punishable and illegal?

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Who declared Sati as punishable and illegal?
posted Sep 15, 2017 by Sherlyn Mishra

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Lord William Bentinck (Governor-General of India from 1828 to 1835)

Lord William Bentinck pass a regulation (known as Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829) for declaring the practice of Sati or of Burning or Burying alive the Widows of Hindus, illegal, and punishable by the Criminal Courts.

answer Sep 18, 2017 by Shivaranjini
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