‘Chauri Chaura’ Centenary Celebrations on 4th February
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History & Culture
3rd Feb, 2021
- 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.