Traditionally, traders, particularly Brahmins and Baniyas in UP have been strong BJP supporters. However, in the past few years, many traders have started to criticize the BJP in hushed tones for its flawed economic policy decisions like GST and demonitisation that have badly affected various small and medium businesses. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks […]
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 […]
Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney Advocate Chandrashekhar, founder of Bhim Army, speaks to ChalChitra Abhiyaan about the need for an organised Dalit force like Bhim Army, the recent Uttar Pradesh elections, the RSS threats and attempts to scrap reservations.
Nahid Hasan is the MLA from Kairana and the son of Tabassum Hasan, Mahagathbandhan’s Lok Sabha candidate from Kairana constituency. In this interview, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks to Nahid about various issues ranging from the election campaign of Tabassum Hasan to different issues of the people of Kairana such as unemployment, migration and communal polarisation among […]
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 […]
Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa In Gorakhpur district, away from the glare of the mainstream media is emerging a backward caste movement and their new party. In Conversation with the Nishad community in Gorakhpur district. The people from the Nishad community discuss their anger with BJP, SP and BSP. They discuss issues that confront […]
In a detailed conversation with ChalChitra Abhiyaan, Dalit women and men from Mathura say that they are sick and tired of the lies of the Modi regime and will overthrow it in this election. Crew- Nakul Singh Sawhney, Suraj Deep, Aryan Mahta
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 […]
Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa Farmers from Daha Village in Chaprauli Vidhan Sabha Seat in Baghpat district discuss the upcoming UP elections and how issues of demonetization, agricultural crisis and the 2013 Shamli-Muzaffarnagar riots have affected the politics of the region.
The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan, in this series of videos covering Begusarai consituency’s election, talked to the old and young of Begusarai’s Bhumihar community about the policies of the previous government and the hopes that people see in the prospect of Kanhaiya Kumar as their representative. The youth of Begusarai have full faith in Kanhaiya […]