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Poisonous Alcohol Kills 120 People in Saharanpur

On February 9, 2019 over 120 people died in Saharanpur district because they consumed poisonous liquor. A majority of those who died were Dalits. Locals in the area claim that the sale of this illegal liquor is made possible because of the corruption of the local administration and police. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report.

Dalit Lands Grabbed for making Cowshed

Under the garb of building a cowshed, attempts are being made at grabbing tracts of lands belonging to Dalits in Bantikheda village in Shamli district in UP. 120 tracts of land belonging to Dalits have been bulldozed in the process. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew- Ayan Qureshi, Rahul Sherwal

The Working Class of Shamli – Rickshaw Pullers

To understand the lives of the working class in Shamli, Chalchitra Abhiyaan presents ‘The Working Class of Shamli’, a multi-part series. In this episode we speak to manual rickshaw pullers who’ve lost their livelihoods to electronic rickshaws. Directed By – Rahul Sherwal | Cameraperson – Vishal Kumar | Edited By – Ayaan Qureshi | Sound […]

Massive Farmers’ Strike in Shamli

Over a thousand farmers in Uttar Pradesh are protesting at the gates of Uppar Doab sugar mill. The Upper Doab sugar mill has not cleared pending sugarcane dues since March last year, according to the Shamli can committee, which acts a liaison between farmers and the sugar mill. Now, it owes Rs 80 crore for […]

The Working Class of Shamli – Construction Workers

To understand the lives of the working class in Shamli, ChalChitra Abhiyaan presents ‘The Working Class of Shamli’, a multi-part series. In this episode we speak to construction workers to understand their issues and to bring out their voice. Directed By – Vishal Kumar | Cameraperson – Aruna Ragini | Edited By – Mohd. Shakib […]

You Keep Hanuman’s Tail, Give us Our Lands

Lands belonging to Dalits in Pohalli village in Meerut district and Kanakpur village in Ghaziabad district have been illegally occupied by people from dominant castes. Blue Panthers, a Dalit group protested against this in Meerut city and gave the slogan, ‘You keep Hanuman’s Tail, Give us our Lands’. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew- Aruna, Mohd. […]

Massive Struggle to Free Dalit Lands in Meerut District

Lands belonging to Dalits in Pohalli village of Meerut district have been illegally occupied by people from dominant castes. Dalits from the village are preparing for a massive movement to free their lands. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew- Aruna, Mohd. Shakib Rangrezz, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Rahul Sherwal, Sanjay Dutt,

Attempts at Grabbing Dalit Lands in Ghaziabad District

Attempts are being made to grab lands belonging to Dalits in Kanakpur village in Ghaziabad district of Western Uttar Pradesh. Some influential Rajputs of the area are trying to forcefully occupy tracts of land that were allotted to Dalits. Dalits protesting this were forcefully removed from their land. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew- Amulya Aphale, […]

Part 3: 5 Years Since Muzaffarnagar Riots- Farmers’ Unity Then and Now

After the September 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh, Hindu and Muslim farmers who had displayed immense unity in the past, fell apart. 5 years after the riots farmers from both communities are once again standing shoulder to shoulder protesting against the anti-farmer policies of the government. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. […]

Part 2: Five years since Muzaffarnagar riots

Firdaus, Khurshida and Waseem rebuilt their lives from scratch after the September 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in Western Uttar Pradesh. In this video, they recount how. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew- Amulya Aphale, Aruna, Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Vishal Kumar