IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 15 JUNE 2021

Which of the following statements about the Chauri Chaura Incident is/ are Correct?

1) Chauri Chaura incident occurred on 4th February, 1922 when the protestors burnt a police station.
2) The protesters were involved in boycott of foreign goods, legal, educational and administrative institutions.
3) The protesters were participating in the Civil disobedience movement.
4) The UP government has announced to develop the ‘Chauri Chaura Shaheed Memorial’ in Gorakhpur as a heritage tourist spot.

Choose the correct option:

A) 1 and 2 only
B) 1 , 2 and 3 only
C) 1, 2 and 4 only
D) All are correct

Ans. (C)

Explanation:

Statement-1: The day marks 100 years of the Chauri Chaura incident, a landmark event in the country’s fight for independence. Statement-1 is Correct

Statement-2: In August, 1920, Gandhi had launched the Non-Cooperation Movement against the government, which involved a boycott of foreign goods, especially machine-made cloth, and legal, educational and administrative institutions. Hence the Statement-2 is Correct

Statement-3: The volunteers were participating in the Non-Cooperation Movement not in Civil Disobedience movement. They were beaten by the local police and several leaders were arrested and put in the lock-up at the Chauri Chaura police station. Thus, Statement 3 is In-Correct

Statement-4: On the occasion of 100 years of the Chauri Chaura incident, the Indian Prime Minister recently inaugurated the Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations in Gorakhpur on 4th February meanwhile, the UP government announced to develop the ‘Chauri Chaura Shaheed Memorial’ in Gorakhpur as a heritage tourist spot. Hence the Statement-4 is Correct

Since statements only 1, 2 and 4 are correct thus, correct answer is (C)