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14 year old Dalit girl burnt to death in brick kiln

On 24 May 2019, a 14 year old Dalit girl was found dead, her body charred due to extreme burns in the labour quarters of a brick kiln in Muzaffarnagar district where she worked. While the kiln owner and other labourers say that the room caught fire in the night, the family claims that the […]

‘We will now trash Dalits in their homes’

In Meerut’s Lawad village, Upper caste youth attacked some Dalit boys to prevent them from playing cricket. After this, these upper caste boys went to their homes and threatened to kill them. After the BJP came back to power, numerous such incidents of violence and exploitation of Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis have been reported across […]

Dalits in Azamgarh say We Don’t Want Modi

On 2nd April, 2018 there was a country wide bandh called by the Dalit community against dissolving of the S.C-S.T act. In response to the Bandh, Dalits across the country were violated by the police. Many were jailed, including minors. ChalChitra Abhiyaan spoke with Dalits from Badha village. This village saw the maximum number of […]

Who Defamed Azamgarh by calling it Hub of Terror?

Azamgarh was once known for its cultural activists, progressive movements, literature etc. But some years back, Azamgarh was called Atankgarh (Hub of Terror). Since then several youth from Azamgarh, particularly Muslims, have been arrested under terrorism charges. ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to activists from Rihai Manch and try and find out why and how Azamgarh was […]

Dalit women from Azamgarh created history

In Haraiya village of Azamgarh, violence and police arrests ensued on 2nd April 2018 after the Dalit community came onto the streets to protest against the dilution of SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court. On 3rd April, 3000-4000 women from neighboring villages reached the local police station and encircled it, putting pressure on the police […]

Qureshis Grappling with Poverty in Yogi’s bastion

Ever since Adityanath Yogi became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, slaughter houses selling buffalo meat have been shut down. This was done under the garb of shutting down illegal slaughter houses, however, even after following all the procedures, the butchers have not been allotted an alternate location to open their slaughter houses. As […]

A dialogue with students in Yogi’s bastion

ChalChitra Abhiyaan met a group of student leaders of Gorakhpur University. In this conversation, they talked about a lot of issues such as the bad infrastructure in the university, the support that ABVP receives from the administration and the prevalent casteism in the university. The students also said that they are disappointed with the government […]

Kanhaiya gives rise to new hopes in Begusarai

The people of Begusarai are seeing Kanhaiya as the silver lining of hope who will reach the Parliament as their representative and raise the issues of the masses. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan documents Kanhaiya’s campaign and captures the aspirations of the people of Begusarai who see a new leader in him. Crew – Gulshad […]

Bhumihar vote also with Kanhaiya

Bihar’s Begusarai seat is becoming among the most discussed seat in this Lok Sabha election. While it earlier seemed that Bhumihars will vote Giriraj Singh but as the election date comes closer it is gradually becoming clear that more and more Bhumihar voters are shifting towards Kanhaiya Kumar. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew – Gulshad […]

Kurmi Community is openly supporting Kanhaiya Kumar

While some believe that because Nitish Kumar is part of NDA, many Kurmis in the upcoming Lok Sabha election in Begusarai will vote for Giriraj Singh. However, in a conversation with ChalChitra Abhiyaan, Kurmis from Begusarai have openly expressed support to Kanhaiya Kumar. Crew – Gulshad Hasan, Nadeem Khan, Nakul Sawhney, Sameer, Siraj Sharma, Vishal […]