Q. In India who among the following was the first ruler to impose Jaziya on non-muslims?

[A] Balban

[B] Qutub-ud-Aibak

[C] Feroz-sha Tughlaq

[D] Muhmmad Ghori

Answer: B

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 state board.