The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

In Fe­bru­ary 1922, the non­co­op­er­a­tion move­ment was at its peak. Gal­vanised by Gandhi and the Khi­lafat move­ment, many signed up as vol­un­teers in Chauri Chaura

A few days ear­lier, vol­un­teers pick­et­ing for­eign cloth, meat, fish and liquor, were thrashed by the po­lice. On Fe­bru­ary 4, large num­bers gath­ered in protest and marched to the sta­tion. Af­ter a con­fronta­tion, the po­lice fired, killing three peo­ple and in­jur­ing many more. The fu­ri­ous mob burned the sta­tion, with the 23 men trapped in­side

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