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Corona Virus: A Callous Government

The entire world fears the Corona Virus today. In India there is a fear that this could become a massive epidemic. In several parts of the country there is an almost complete shut down because of the virus. in this interview, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to Amulya Nidhi, a know health activist with Jan Swasth Abhiyaan […]

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 […]

Massive Farmer’s Protest in Muzaffarnagar

Farmers from Western Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district have been sitting on a protest demonstration at Muzaffarnagar Collectorate since 17 February, 2020. The farmers have various demands, the three most important being their long outstanding sugarcane dues which have not been paid to them by the mills. Secondly, controlling stray animals that are destroying their farms, […]

Kandhla Market Shuts in Protest Against CAA-NRC-NPR

On 29th January, 2020 there was a call for a ‘Bharat Band’ against CAA, NRC and NPR. Kandhla township in Shamli district of UP saw a successful Bandh with most shops in the market being shut. Both, Hindu and Muslim shopkeepers participated in the band. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report.

Discussion on Police Atrocities in UP

As Anti-CAA-NRC-NPR protests have grown over the last few weeks in the country, police excesses in states like Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have been very noticeable. In Uttar Pradesh, several protesters have been killed in districts like Meerut, Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar. Students have brutally attacked in universities like Aligarh Muslim University. Several protesters were jailed, […]

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 […]

Buying Earphones Leads to Mob Lynching

On 26 August, 2019 a youngster called Kari Owaish was lynched to death by a mob in Old Delhi. Kari Owaish was a resident of Gadhi Daulat village in Shamli district.His family members claim that the police is intentionally trying to weaken the case against him and is not working in an impartial manner and […]