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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 […]

The truth of Modi’s adopted village

Narendra Modi, after becoming the MP from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014, had announced that he would adopt 4 villages which would become a model for development of other villages across India. Nagepur is one such village. The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan visited this village, only to find out that the development in […]

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 […]

Qureshis Grappling with Poverty in Yogi’s bastion

Ever since Adityanath Yogi became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, slaughter houses selling buffalo meat have been shut down. This was done under the garb of shutting down illegal slaughter houses, however, even after following all the procedures, the butchers have not been allotted an alternate location to open their slaughter houses. As […]