Chauri Chaura

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Chauri Chaura
Town
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gorakhpur
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Chauri Chaura is a town near Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Chauri Chaura (Pargana: Haveli, Tehsil: Gorakhpur).

Chauri chara is famous for its incident when Few Ahir wrestlers under the leadership of Bhagwan singh Yadav set the Police station on fire. Chauri Chaura is situated at State Highway between Gorakhpur and Deoria, 30.5 kilometres (19.0 mi). from Gorakhpur. It has a railway station which is 25 km. south-east of the Gorakhpur railway junction. Prior to abolition of zamindari the village was held by Sikh zamindars of Dumri

Chauri Chaura came into prominence in 1922 when its inhabitants whole-heartedly participated in the Non-co-operation movement started by Gandhi and was scene of the infamous Chauri Chaura incident, when, after the police had shot and killed several demonstrators, a police chowki (station) was set on fire by a mob of angry citizens, killing 22 policemen inside.

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