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Labour and Lockdown- No Food, Money and Medicine

The condition of daily wage workers has constantly deteriorated during the lockdown. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to daily wage workers from Kivana village in Shamli district of West UP. Many workers claim they are still not receiving the promised ration from the government, nor are they receiving any medical care in the closest […]

This Land is Our Land

Recently, an increasing number of cases of forced land grab of Dalit families are being reported in Western UP. These lands, on which these Dalit families have been dependent for many years, are being taken away from them in the name of building cowsheds and colleges. Watch the complete film made by ChalChitra Abhiyaan on […]

Kandhla’s Dalit-Muslims celebrate Ravidas Jayanti together

On the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti, the Dalit community of Kandhla – a town in Shamli’s district of Western UP – carried out a Shobha Yatra. To celebrate the day with their Dalit brothers, the Muslim community also came out in large numbers and arranged refreshments for the yatra. Crew – Mohd. Shakib, Nakul Sawhney, […]

Hindus-Muslims Unite on Republic Day in Kandhla

ChalChitra Abhiyaan and Naujawan Bharat Sabha had jointly organised a Republic day celebration program in Kandhla township in Shamli district. People from different religions and castes came together to celebrate the event. Several speakers spoke about the threat to our constitution today, specially in the context of laws like CAA-NRC-NPR. Most speakers claimed that these […]

Dalits burn down Citizenship Amendment Act in Meerut

Dalit leader from Meerut, Dr. Sushil Gautam was arrested for 3 days in Meerut for protesting against #CAA. After Sushil was released, he along with other activists from Blue Panthers burnt down copies of #CAA saying this is the second Manu Smriti and deserves to be burnt down the way Baba Saheb burnt down the […]

Working class of Shamli – Potter

To understand the lives of the working class in Shamli, Chalchitra Abhiyaan presents ‘The Working Class of Shamli’, a multi-part series. Vijaypal is the last potter in District Shamli’s Nala village, but he is now facing many difficulties in continuing this traditional business, due to which his work is on the verge of closure. Crew […]

Who is responsible for Dalit constable’s death ?

On 31 October 2019, a Dalit constable named Praveen Kumar Jatav was found dead in Tikri police station of Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district. While the police say that he committed suicide, villagers and other members of the Dalit community say that he was an act of caste atrocity. While various Dalit organizations have been protesting […]

Will Dalit students not be able to study anymore ?

According to the latest order by the Uttar Pradesh government, only those SC/ST students who score more than 60% marks will be eligible for scholarships. In this video, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan discusses this order with 4 Dalit activists. Crew – Aryan Mahtta, Mohd Shakib, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Trailer:Will Dalit students not be able to study anymore?

According the latest order by the Uttar Pradesh government, only those SC/ST students who score more than 60% marks will be eligible for scholarships. The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan discusses this order with 4 Dalit activists. You can find the entire video on ChalChitra Abhiyaan’s YouTube Page on 25 Ocotber 2019 at 10am. Crew – […]

ChalChitra Abhiyaan- Our Journey so Far

The idea of ChalChitra Abhiyaan germinated soon after the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, when we realised how social media (and even sections of mainstream media) were being used to vitiate the atmosphere and instigate riots. Many felt the need for a social media presence an alternate media in Western UP which could raise real issues […]