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Massive Movement by Dalits against Contractualisation of Labour

On July 12, 2019 several Dalit organisations organised a big protest demonstration in Meerut against the privatisation and contractualisation of public janitor services. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan. Crew- Nakul Singh Sawhney, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Company Cheats Dalit Cleaners out of their Rs.48 lakhs

310 Sweepers who were hired on contract basis by a company in Muzaffarnagar district in UP have been robbed of two to three months salary by the company. The employees, mostly Dalit women, weren’t paid their salaries by the company, some for two months and some for three, and now representatives of the company have […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Dalits in Azamgarh say We Don’t Want Modi

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 […]

Who Defamed Azamgarh by calling it Hub of Terror?

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 […]

Dalit women from Azamgarh created history

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 […]

“Haven’t got salary for 40 months”

The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan met Madarasa teachers in Gorakhpur, who expressed their disappointment with the central government for not paying them their salary for the last 40 months. They receive salary from the state government too, but only a meager sum of Rs. 3000. Due to this, there economic condition is deteriorating and they […]

‘1200 Shiksha Mitras have died’

In Gorakhpur’s Premchand Park, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan met with Shiksha Mitras, Anudeshaks and Preraks who have faced a lot of exploitation in the last few years. Working in schools as a part of various government schemes, the salary of these employees haven’t been increased for a long time. Along with this, most of […]