Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Jizya”:
1.It is a tax levied and collected per head by Islamic states on non-Muslim subjects living in their land.
2.Qutb-ud-din Aibak imposed jizya on non-Muslims for the first time in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Jizya is a tax levied and collected per head by Islamic states on non-Muslim subjects living in their land.

  • In India, Qutb-ud-din Aibak imposed jizya on non-Muslims for the first time.
  • Jizya was abolished by the Mughal ruler Akbar in 16th century but was re-introduced by Aurangzeb in the 17th century.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT