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Gowari is an Indian caste of cattle herdsmen, predominantly living in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.[1][dead link]


The maximum concentration of their population is in the districts of Nagpur, Chandrapur, Wardha, Gadchiroli, Bhandara, and Gondia[2] where they are around 3,50,000 to 4,00,000.[clarification needed]

Gowari stampede[edit]

Shaheed Gowari Memorial at Zero Mile, Nagpur

There was a stampede during a protest in Nagpur on 23 November 1994 in which 114 people from the Gowari community were killed and more than 500 were injured.

A monument, the Gowari Shaheed Smarak, has been built in Nagpur near Zero Milestone,[3] (the geographical centre of India) to commemorate those who died in this tragedy.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "सर्व्हर दोष !" (PDF). Maharashtra.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  3. ^ [2] Archived August 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine