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‘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 […]

Crowdfunding for Chalchitra Abhiyaan

To support ChalChitra Abhiyaan, click on this link- contribute.crowdnewsing.com/fundraiser/CCA ChalChitra Abhiyaan website link- www.chalchitraabhiyaan.com ChalChitra Abhiyaan is a film and media collective based out of Western Uttar Pradesh in India. The collective produces a range of video formats like documentary films, news features, interviews and live broadcasts. We try to bring to the fore local issues […]

Yadavs and Muslims say they will vote for Kanhaiya

Miskartola village of Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency has a majority of muslim and yadavs, most of whom are labourers. In this video, they talk to the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan about the current government’s ignorance towards their community and the communal divide that the government encourages. The people are angry due to the lack of […]

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 […]

Election 2019 Trailer

The election season is here and Chalchitra Abhiyaan is all geared up for it. We are committed to make this election an election of people and their issues and not of popular rhetoric. Hence, during the next one month, we will be traveling to various parts of Uttar Pradesh, from Gorakhpur, the bastion of UP […]

Dalits say they will vote for Kanhaiya

ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to Dalits from the Paswan community in Begusarai district in Bihar. They all swear allegiance to Kanhaiya Kumar and are convinced he will win. They feel cheated and betrayed by Ram Vilas Paswan. Crew – Gulshad Hasan, Nadeem Khan, Nakul Sawhney, Sameer, Siraj Sharma, Vishal Kumar

Members of Kashyap community beaten by dominant caste goons

On 9 June 2019, members of Kashyap community from Kandhla’s Dudhar village were beaten up by goons belonging to the Gujjar community. Family members of the victims said that the police have not taken any action against the culprits because they are powerful people. Multiple people from the village said that they voted for Modi […]

Rajputs in UP say ‘ Chowkidar is a thief ‘

The Rajput or Thakur community is considered among the strongest supporters of BJP in UP, specially after Yogi Adityanath was made CM. However, in large parts of West UP, there is a growing disillusionment among the community with the BJP because of an agrarian crisis and the government’s inability to effectively handle it. ChalChitra Abhiyaan […]

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 […]

Valmiki youth say, Don’t wash our feet, give us jobs

Some months back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi washed the feet of five Valmiki Dalit sanitary workers at Kumbh. While some sections of the media and BJP hailed it as a historic step, many Dalit activists rubbished it as a gimmick to woo Dalit votes. The activists claim that the government has done nothing to improve […]