Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa, Manira Chaudhary, Akhil Kumar, Hina Fathima, Parvaz Lone Election talk with students in an Ambedkar Hostel in Western Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district. Dalit students speak about the issues that confront them.
The team of Chalchitra Abhiyaan reached village Daha which comes under Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency and talked to the people, mostly farmers, about the policies of the current government in the last 5 years. Farmers in the region are angry and disappointed at the BJP government for not addressing the agrarian crisis, looting the farmers […]
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 […]
Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Piyush Nagpal An interview on the street, about the politics of the street. Two young Dalit leaders, Jignesh Mevani and Dharmendra Kr Jatav discuss the future of the new and emerging Dalit politics, the need for Dalit politics to engage with questions of class etc.
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 […]