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Chauri Chaura

Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh is associated with the freedom movement of the country. It is around 25 km south-east of Gorakhpur.

Fed up with the repressive policies of the British, the villagers burned down a police station in 1922. This was in retaliation to the police firing on a procession of satyagrahis in Chauri Chaura. In this incident around 22 policemen were killed and Gandhiji immediately called of the non-cooperation movement. This action of Gandhiji is still debated.

Chauri Chaura Railway Station is on the Gorakhpur Bhatni rail route.

Updated on 11th December, 2005
District: Gorakhpur


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