why did the mughal emperor agree to support the rebels

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  • Mughal power rose to the limelight in India when British power was at the stage of establish their rule in India permanently
  • Theywanted to suppress them
  • They followed annexation policies
  • Some rulers lost their territories and were enraged at these form of policies followed by British
  • Sepoys or soldiers from the regiment too faced insult and distrust by the British soldiers
  • They were given meager pay in their regiment
  • Cartridges made of cow and pig fat was used in their rifles which was against the religion of both Hindus and Muslim soldiers present in the army
  • This in turn lead the soldiers to rebel against the British rule in India
  • Hence, this unrest against the British made the Mughal emperors support the rebels and this was a beginning of first war of Indian Independence
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The sepoys from rode all the way from Meerut and came to Red Fort where Bahadur Shah Zafar lived. Sepoys persisted him to pave the way for mutiny and proclaimed him their leader. Bahadur Shah Zafar was an ageing king. He had no other option of not agreeing to the mutiny. Also Mughal dynasty ruled over a large part of India. At some places rulers had to flee as they were threatened by British. An attempt of mutiny was also in favour because if they won the empire would be again able to maintain a strong hold over India.

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  • Mughal power rose to the limelight in India when British power was at the stage of establish their rule in India permanently
  • Theywanted to suppress them
  • They followed annexation policies
  • Some rulers lost their territories and were enraged at these form of policies followed by British
  • Sepoys or soldiers from the regiment too faced insult and distrust by the British soldiers
  • They were given meager pay in their regiment
  • Cartridges made of cow and pig fat was used in their rifles which was against the religion of both Hindus and Muslim soldiers present in the army
  • This in turn lead the soldiers to rebel against the British rule in India
  • Hence, this unrest against the British made the Mughal emperors support the rebels and this was a beginning of first war of Indian Independence

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The Mughal emperor, Bahadur shah Zafar, agreed to support the rebels because:

1. Lord Hastings stopped the customs of presenting gifts to the Mughal emperor and later his name was removed from the coins.
​2. Lord Dalhousie even made a plan to deprive him of his fort and kingship.
​3. The British wanted to rule and thus used deceiving ways to do this. This also turned the Muslims against the British.
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The sepoys from rode all the way from Meerut and came to Red Fort where Bahadur Shah Zafar lived. Sepoys persisted him to pave the way for mutiny and proclaimed him their leader. Bahadur Shah Zafar was an ageing king. He had no other option of not agreeing to the mutiny. Also Mughal dynasty ruled over a large part of India. At some places rulers had to flee as they were threatened by British. An attempt of mutiny was also in favour because if they won the empire would be again able to maintain a strong hold over India.
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Mughal empower supported the rebels because they thought that in order to defeat Maharana pratap and take control of his territory,they needed the help of the rebels,so they supported them.
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because he was mughal
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