Breaking away from an annual observe, the state police division is not going to be honouring the 22 policemen who had been killed in the Chauri Chaura incident of 1922, on Independence Day, senior police officers in Gorakhpur district have confirmed. The officers have determined that the programme organised each Independence Day to honour the cops in the city, would now not be organised.
“Vital modifications have been made to the occasion whereby the police officers who died when a mob set hearth to the Chauri Chaura police station on February 4, 1922, had been honoured. The modifications had been made contemplating the cops as workers of the British authorities in India,” superintendent of police Manoj Kumar Awasthi stated.
The change can be efficient from the 76th anniversary of the independence, which is that this yr, the officers stated, including now tribute could be paid to the three civilians who had been killed in the police firing throughout the non-cooperation motion on that day.
The problem was raised on the centenary programme of the incident final yr. Then, the organising committee, headed by then divisional commissioner Ravi Kumar MG, despatched a proposal to cease honouring the policemen to the federal government, which has given its nod to the request, district officers stated.
In the meantime, a grand programme is probably going to be organised at Shaheed Sthal in the city to honour those that had been convicted and hanged by the British authorities for participating in the violence.
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