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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 […]

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 […]

‘They Want Chandrashekhar to Somehow Die’

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Piyush Nagpal, Vishal Kumar NSA was imposed on Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ on 3rd Novmber 2017. We talked to Neetu Singh, Bhim Army Shamli District President about the case. Neetu calls it a ‘one-sided’ decision as a result of oppression against Dalits.

Dalit Youth say, ‘We don’t want Lying Government’

On 2nd April, 2019 it was the first anniversary of the nationwide shut down by Dalits against the amendment in the SC/ST act. Dalit youth in Meerut were trying organise a peaceful rally to mark the day, but the police refused them permission. Hundreds of police personnel were sent to stop the protest demonstration. After […]

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 […]