The policy of Doctrine of Lapse.Nana Sahib was refused pension, as he was the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao IIRani Laxmi Bai’s adopted son was not recognized by the East India Company as the hier to JhansiBahadur Shah's successor was denied the right to live at the red fort The British did not obey the treaties sometimes and they were broken according to the need of the British and the nawabs at that time could not trust any treaty at all.