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

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

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

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 participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement started by Mohandas Gandhi. This led to the Chauri Chaura incident in which, after the police had shot and killed several demonstrators, a police station was set on fire by a mob of angry citizens, killing 23 policemen inside.

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