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NEWS IMPULSE -PM INAUGURATES ‘CHAURI CHAURA’ CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS| 4 FEBRUARY

<p><strong>Syllabus Section: History</strong><br />
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<p><strong>Why in News?</strong><br />
Chauri Chaura&rsquo; Centenary Celebrations at Chauri Chaura, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh has been inaugurated by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 4th Feb 2021.<br />
&bull; The Prime Minister also released a postal stamp dedicated to the Chauri Chaura centenary event.<br />
&bull; The day marks 100 years of the &lsquo;Chauri Chaura&rsquo; incident, a landmark event in India&rsquo;s fight for independence.<br />
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<p><strong>About:&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong><br />
&bull; The incident happened hundred years ago in Chauri Chaura, Gorakhpur District of UP.<br />
&bull; In this, a large group of protesters participating in the Non-cooperation movement clashed with police who opened fire.&nbsp;<br />
&bull; In retaliation the demonstrators attacked and set fire to a police station, killing all of its occupants.<br />
&bull; The UP government has planned a year of celebrations in all 75 districts of the state in the memory of the martyrs.<br />
&bull; 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.</p>

<p><strong>Source: PIB</strong><br />
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