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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 […]

Why are the homes of Home Guards dark this Diwali?

In the month of October, the Uttar Pradesh government has relieved approximately 41500 home guards of their duties. These home guards do not get regular salaries but are paid daily allowances, and this decision therefore has rendered them unemployed. Home guards are angry with the state government’s decision and are sitting in protest until their […]

Why have street vendors of Kairana been evicted?

Last month, Kairana Municipality ordered all the city’s street vendors to shift from their respective locations to a new vending zone in an area called Sarai (On 25 June 2019, the Municipality bulldozed 28 muslim houses in Sarai area in an anti-encroachment drive. To see ChalChitra Abhiyaan’s report on the same, please click on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Expelled Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav’s interview

While Tej Bahadur Yadav was in BSF he made a video that went viral about the poor food conditions for the jawans posted on the border. He was hoping that he will get justice once the video reaches government functionaries. Instead, he got sacked from BSF. Later in his fight against corruption, he decided to […]

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 […]

‘Restart sugar mills or step down from power’

In Bhatolia village of Kushinagar District, a sugarcane mill has been shut off since 2008, due to which the farmers in the area are facing trouble in selling their sugarcane. Over the years, governments have made multiple promises but no government has been able to restart the mill. The villagers protested against this too, but […]

Rapti river endangered under Yogi rule

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to divert Rapti – a river stream that joins into Ghaghra – which passes through District Gorakhpur. Because of this decision, many villages and enormous farmlands are expected to drown. The villagers are very angry with the government’s decision, even more so because the government hasn’t provided any satisfactory […]