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What Muslims in UP said after release from jail

Last month, protests erupted across the country after the passing of Citizenship Amendment Act in Parliament. To curb protests in the state, Uttar Pradesh Police, in the name of maintaining law and order arrested many innocent Muslims. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to the Muslims who were arrested from Mamaur village. Crew – Mohd. […]

Why Muslim Youth didn’t Watch Dabangg 3

On most occasions the youth, and particularly Muslim youth of Uttar Pradesh eagerly await the release of Salman Khan films. However, this time around, there wasn’t much enthusiasm around Salman Khan’s latest film ‘Dabangg 3’. The film didn’t do very well at the box office, specially when compared to his last two films. ChalChitra Abhiyaan […]

Dalits burn down Citizenship Amendment Act in Meerut

Dalit leader from Meerut, Dr. Sushil Gautam was arrested for 3 days in Meerut for protesting against #CAA. After Sushil was released, he along with other activists from Blue Panthers burnt down copies of #CAA saying this is the second Manu Smriti and deserves to be burnt down the way Baba Saheb burnt down the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eye-witness of Muzaffarnagar riots harassed by police

On 12 June 2019, police vandalized the house of Iqram who is a resident of Budhana district, harassed him and his family and tried to arrest him without any reason. Iqram alleges that he was also shot at by the police. He and his father are eye witnesses in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case and […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Haven’t got salary for 40 months”

The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan met Madarasa teachers in Gorakhpur, who expressed their disappointment with the central government for not paying them their salary for the last 40 months. They receive salary from the state government too, but only a meager sum of Rs. 3000. Due to this, there economic condition is deteriorating and they […]