In 1883, the Ilbert Bill , which would have granted judges of Indian descent in Bengal the right to judge offenders irrespective of their ethnic origins including those of British descent, was opposed by the British. The opposition was based on stereotyping Indian judges as someone who could not be trusted in dealing with cases involving English women, colloquially called memsahib .  The British press in India even spread wild rumours about how Indian judges would abuse their power to fill their harems with white English females, which helped raise considerable support against the bill. 
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Maximum number of pages is 280 (based on 80gsm), 248 (based on 90gsm) and 224 (based on 100gsm).
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