British Administration in Garhwal -134
History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -154
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -988
Trail wrote in 1816, “There is no need of civil police in Garhwal Kumaon as there are least serious crimes. Least is known about murder. The number of serious crinals never increased more than a dozen in a year. Most of cited crimes were in plains.”
In 1822, Trail sated that – Last year, 65 persons were put into jail and out of 6 were found serious criminals. Only one criminal was found absconding. Serious violence is scare. There were looting in hill regions but looters were from plains. Adultery was also minimal. There were custom of killing girl child among a couple of Rajput communities. However, in Gurkha rule, those Rajput families left Garhwal and settled in plains.
There were women suicide incidents by females due to frustration. Men suicide was not heard barring leprosy man used to do suicide.
There was at least 100 deaths annually due to attack by wild animals.
Lower caste Rajput putting on sacred thread were taken to court was very common. Most of the court cases were related to women. H
However, Glin in 1822 wrote that there should be serious research for death by wild animals, suicide, death by snake biting or felling into hills.
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 313 -333
2- Atkinson , Himalayan Districts , Vol 2 pages 507-520
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -989
*** History of British Rule/Administration over British Garhwal (Pauri, Rudraprayag, and Chamoli1815-1947) to be continued in next chapter
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