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Communalism-Interviews25 Videos

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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