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Kandhla’s Dussehra Fair is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim Unity

Every year, a fair is organised in the Shamli district’s Kandhla township on the occasion on Dussehra. Despite Kandhla being a muslim majority town, a major chunk of the shopkeepers and the people coming to see the fair are muslim. This fair, which has been organised here for more than 100 years, has become a […]

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 […]

28 Houses belonging to Muslim demolished in Kairana

On 25 June 2019 in Kairana (Uttar Paradesh), in an encroachment drive by the Municipal Corporation, 28 houses belonging to Muslim families were bulldozed to rubble. The families claim that they were living the area for more than 30 years, some saying that they had documents to prove it too. Yet, the people were given […]

Election 2019 Trailer

The election season is here and Chalchitra Abhiyaan is all geared up for it. We are committed to make this election an election of people and their issues and not of popular rhetoric. Hence, during the next one month, we will be traveling to various parts of Uttar Pradesh, from Gorakhpur, the bastion of UP […]

Riots to TISS – 5 Years Since Muzaffarnagar Riots (Part 4)

Nadeem has rebuilt his life from scratch after the September 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli and today he’s in India’s premier Social Science Institute. Watch this inspiring video by ChalChitra Abhiyaan to find out how. Crew: Amulya Aphale, Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Sayan Bhattacharjee

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. […]

Crowdfunding for Chalchitra Abhiyaan

To support ChalChitra Abhiyaan, click on this link- contribute.crowdnewsing.com/fundraiser/CCA ChalChitra Abhiyaan website link- www.chalchitraabhiyaan.com ChalChitra Abhiyaan is a film and media collective based out of Western Uttar Pradesh in India. The collective produces a range of video formats like documentary films, news features, interviews and live broadcasts. We try to bring to the fore local issues […]

Jan Ragini 1

Crew:  Abhishek Indrekar, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Piyush Nagpal, Vishal Kumar This Ragini portrays the condition of the farmers today. The farmer and his predicament can be felt in the Ragini. From the daily struggles of the farmer to the need to put up a resistance, Master Brijendra Ailum in this Ragini, states that there is no […]

Muavza

Crew: Hegan Desa, Imran Khan, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Shaunak Sen On the 7th and 8th of September, 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh saw their worst ever riots since independence. Independent sources reveal that over 100 people were killed and nearly 80,000 displaced. Over 90% of the victims were Muslims. The trauma for […]

Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Mohammad Gani, Kamesh Karna, Puloma Pal, Asheesh Pandya Watch the trailer of ‘Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai’