Question

The Iqta under the Delhi Sultans was a territorial assignment, and its holder was designated muqti who

A

Was the owner of the Iqta Land

B

Was entitled to claim forced labor from the cultivators

C

Had no claims on the peasant other than the due land tax

D

Had to claim on the person and property of the peasants

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Solution

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Correct option is
C

Had no claims on the peasant other than the due land tax

Most of the Delhi Sultans, like the Khalji and Tughluq monarchs, appointed military commanders as governors of various size territories. These lands were called Iqta, and their holder was called Iqtadar or Muqti. The duty of the Muqtis was to lead military campaigns and maintain law and order in their Iqtas. 
The Muqtis collected the revenues of their assignments as salary, and they had no claims on the property of the peasants.

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