The Natives Legislative Assembly Bill of 1894, formed part of the apartheid
system of racial segregation in South Africa
This legislation sought to deprive Indians in Natal
of the parliamentary vote. The bill was opposed by Mahatma Gandhi
, who submitted a petition signed by 10,000 Indians to the Natal government. Though they were unsuccessful in preventing the legislation from eventually being passed, the bill is believed to Gandhi's establishment of the Natal Indian Congress
to protect the rights of Indians in South Africa. It created awareness of the racial discrimination towards South Africa Indians around the world.
As a consequence of legislation following this bill, the Indians living in Natal were removed of their rights to vote in the region.
External links1894 Franchise Bill
Category:Apartheid laws in South Africa
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Category:1894 in the Colony of Natal
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