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Communalism-Interviews25 Videos

Interview with Nahid Hasan

Nahid Hasan is the MLA from Kairana and the son of Tabassum Hasan, Mahagathbandhan’s Lok Sabha candidate from Kairana constituency. In this interview, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks to Nahid about various issues ranging from the election campaign of Tabassum Hasan to different issues of the people of Kairana such as unemployment, migration and communal polarisation among […]

Interview with Tabassum Hasan

ChalChitra Abhiyaan interviews Tabassum Hasan, the gathbandhan candidate from Kairana. In 2014, for the first time in independent India, not a single Muslim candidate was elected to parliament. Tabassum Hasan’s victory in the 2018 Kairana Lok Sabha became specially significant since she became the first Muslim MP in that term. Her victory was also significant […]

Jats of Riot Affected Village say Remove Chowkidar

In the 2013 riots in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts, Lissad was among the most affected villages. In the ensuing Lok Sabha elections several Jats across riot affected villages voted for BJP in large numbers. However, this time Jat farmers in all riot affected villages are supporting the alliance candidates in large numbers and are openly […]

Kanhaiya gives rise to new hopes in Begusarai

The people of Begusarai are seeing Kanhaiya as the silver lining of hope who will reach the Parliament as their representative and raise the issues of the masses. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan documents Kanhaiya’s campaign and captures the aspirations of the people of Begusarai who see a new leader in him. Crew – Gulshad […]

No Party for Muslims

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa, Manira Chaudhary, Akhil Kumar, Hina Fathima, Parvaz Lone. Chunavi Charcha with muslims of Uttar Pradesh, presented by Chalchitra Abhiyaan and The Wire Hindi.  

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 […]

Rajputs in UP say ‘ Chowkidar is a thief ‘

The Rajput or Thakur community is considered among the strongest supporters of BJP in UP, specially after Yogi Adityanath was made CM. However, in large parts of West UP, there is a growing disillusionment among the community with the BJP because of an agrarian crisis and the government’s inability to effectively handle it. ChalChitra Abhiyaan […]

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

UPSSF: A Draconian Law for Women

The UP government is soon going to instate the draconian UPSSF (Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force). Human rights organisations fear that UPSSF will be draconian and will give rise to further state excesses. The UPSSF has special powers whereby they can arrest and search anyone without a warrant. Moreover, no one is allowed to file […]

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. […]