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‘Did we graduate to become security guards?’

Across Western UP, at any time of the year, young men are seen running and exercising to prepare for army and police exams. This very sight is symbolic of the extent of unemployment in the region. When ChalChitra Abhiyaan asked about other means of employment, they expressed disappointment and anger due to lack of other […]

‘No one wants Modi government’ say Dalits of Mathura

In a detailed conversation with ChalChitra Abhiyaan, Dalit women and men from Mathura say that they are sick and tired of the lies of the Modi regime and will overthrow it in this election. Crew- Nakul Singh Sawhney, Suraj Deep, Aryan Mahta

‘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 […]

“We earn Rs.33 a day”

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa The weavers of Gorakhpur have threatened to boycott the upcoming UP elections. This assertion has forced political circles of Gorakhpur to take notice of their conditions, specially given the large number of voters from the weaver community. ChalChitra Abhiyaan and Gorakhpur news line speak to the weavers from the region […]

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 […]

Aazaadi Kooch Day 2

Crew: Abhishek Indrekar, Nakul Singh Sawhney Aazaadi Kooch yatra on its second day arrived at Siddhpur village on July 14, 2017. Excerpts from the public gathering.

Adivasi Bachao Rally at Sansad Marg

ChalChitra Abhiyaan covered the ‘Adivasi Bachao’ rally at Sansad Marg in New Delhi on March 2, 2019. The rally was against the recent Supreme Court order which would result in the eviction of over 20 lakh adivasis from different forests across the country. Crew- Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Rahul Sherwal

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, […]

Azadi Kooch Day 1 at Unjha Village

Crew : Abhishek Indrekar, Nakul Singh Sawhney Even after state repression and police detention of the yatris at Mehsana, Azadi Kooch Yatra surges on and reached Unjha village late evening on 12.07.2017. A small excerpt from Jignesh Mevani’s speech at Unjha.

Bagpat farmers say Modi Yogi are Cow and Bull

The team of Chalchitra Abhiyaan reached village Daha which comes under Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency and talked to the people, mostly farmers, about the policies of the current government in the last 5 years. Farmers in the region are angry and disappointed at the BJP government for not addressing the agrarian crisis, looting the farmers […]