What events caused the Sepoy to rebel? What happened during the rebellion?

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During the Sepoy Rebellion, also called the Indian Mutiny, of 1857-1858, sepoys, or Indian soldiers, rebelled against the British East India Company and against British rule. The immediate cause of the rebellion was a rumor that the cartridges for the new Enfield rifles the sepoys had to use were coated with grease from cow and pig fat. This type of grease violated Hindu and Muslim dietary laws. This rumor was likely false, but it...

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