Definition of gherao in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡɛˈraʊ/

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noun (plural gheraos)

A protest in which workers prevent employers leaving a place of work until certain demands are met: a gherao was to be conducted at the municipal offices
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  • Of course, this is followed by walkouts from the Assembly, dharnas, gheraos, bandhs and other forms of agitation.
  • The shopkeepers would resort to fasts, protest demonstrations and gheraos.
  • To add variety, new forms of coercion, like gheraos, were invented.


From Hindi gherāo 'surround, besiege'.

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