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‘Chauri Chaura’ Centenary Celebrations on 4th February

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    History & Culture
  • Published
    3rd Feb, 2021

Context

  • 4th February 2021 marks the 100th year celebration of ChauriChaura at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

About Chauri Chaura Incident

  • The ‘Chauri Chaura’ incident is a landmark event in the country’s fight for independence.
  • The incidenttook place on 4 February 1922 at ChauriChaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province (modern Uttar Pradesh) in British India.
  • During this a large group of protesters participating in the Non-cooperation movement, clashed with police who opened fire.
  • In retaliation the demonstrators attacked and set fire to a police station, killing all of its occupants.
  • The incident led to the death of three civilians and 22 policemen. 
  • Mahatma Gandhi, who was strictly against violence, halted the non-co-operation movement on the national level on 12 February 1922, as a direct result of this incident.

Significance of Chauri Chaura Incident

  • It showed the firm faith of Mahatma Gandhi in mass mobilization through the means of non-violence principles.
  • He objected any type of violent activities and did not hesitate to call off even a national level initiation for his principals.