Intolerable Acts

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Intolerable Acts,

name given by American patriots to five laws (including the Quebec ActQuebec Act, 1774,
passed by the British Parliament to institute a permanent administration in Canada replacing the temporary government created at the time of the Proclamation of 1763.
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) adopted by Parliament in 1774, which limited the political and geographical freedom of the colonists. Four of these laws were passed to punish the people of Massachusetts for the Boston Tea PartyBoston Tea Party,
1773. In the contest between British Parliament and the American colonists before the Revolution, Parliament, when repealing the Townshend Acts, had retained the tea tax, partly as a symbol of its right to tax the colonies, partly to aid the financially
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. The Boston Port Bill closed the port until such time as the East India Company should be paid for the tea destroyed. Other acts changed the royal charter of Massachusetts; provided for the quartering of troops—the New York assembly had earlier (1767–69) been suspended for refusing to make provisions for British troops—in the colony without provincial consent; and gave royal officials in conflict with colonial authorities the right to trial in England. American opposition to these laws and to the Quebec Act was felt in all the colonies, since the actions taken against Massachusetts might be extended to any colony and the Quebec Act was considered a violation of the sea-to-sea grants of many colonial charters. The outcome was the First Continental CongressContinental Congress,
1774–89, federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States in the American Revolution and under the Articles of Confederation (see Confederation, Articles of).
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Following the Office's preliminary examination process, the Prosecutor has determined that there is a reasonable basis to believe that at least 700,000 Rohingya people were deported from Myanmar to Bangladesh through a range of coercive acts and that great suffering or serious injury has been inflicted on the Rohingya through violating their right to return to their State of origin.
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would take necessary steps to prevent acts of violence, discrimination and other coercive acts against Kashmiris (including students enrolled with the institutions in the respondent states and the union territories) and other minorities in the wake of the terrorist attack," the court said in its order.
The petition has sought the court's direction to the authorities, including heads of educational institutions, for immediate steps to prevent attacks against Kashmiris and other minorities, their social boycott, ostracisation, eviction and other coercive acts.
As defined by the World Health Organization, domestic violence encompasses physical and psychological distress including sexual coercive acts towards primary women by a current or former male intimate partner.
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Rather than search for ways to open up potential divisions among the colonists, the British government assumed that using the Coercive Acts of 1774 to make a punitive example of Massachusetts in the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party would provide the object example that would lead the other colonies to fall into line.
(17) After Parliament targeted Massachusetts with the Massachusetts Government Act (18) and enacted various legislation collectively known as the "Coercive Acts" (19) against the colonies, Warren authored the "Suffolk Resolves," advocating disobedience of the Coercive Acts, encouraging towns to elect military officers to muster militia, boycotting of British goods, establishing a provincial congress, and creating a system of couriers to alert towns in the countryside of the need for assistance should the enemy move quickly.
He said that in 1774, the courts represented the rule of British law after the Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts revoked the Massachusetts Charter and took away colonists' rights.
The right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir as per UN Security Council's resolutions and as agreed upon by both India and Pakistan cannot be snatched through coercive acts and brutality, he added.