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Chauri Chaura: The turning point of the independence movement.

The Chauri Chaura Incident took place in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district when local peasants rebelled against British policies.

The Chauri Chaura incident was a turning point in the Indian independence movement against British rule. It occurred on February 5, 1922, in the small town of Chauri Chaura in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
It is also known as the turning point in the independence movement against British rule. Occurred on February 5, 1922, in the small town of Chauri Chaura in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

In the incident, a group of around 1,500 protesters, who were protesting against British colonial policies, gathered outside a police station. Thus, the protesters were peaceful at first, but as the police began to use force to disperse them, the situation turned violent. During the violence, the angry mob set fire to the police station, killing 22 police officers who were inside.

The incident had a profound impact on the Indian independence movement, as it marked a shift towards non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi, who had previously supported violent protests, was deeply disturbed by the violence of the Chauri Chaura incident and called off the Non-Cooperation Movement, which he had launched in 1920.

The incident also had political repercussions, as the British colonial government cracked down on the Indian independence movement, arresting thousands of protesters and leaders, including Gandhi himself.
Today, the Chauri Chaura incident is remembered as a tragic event that led to a significant change in the tactics and strategy of the Indian independence movement.

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