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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 […]

Chunavi Charcha in Chaprauli

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa Farmers from Daha Village in Chaprauli Vidhan Sabha Seat in Baghpat district discuss the upcoming UP elections and how issues of demonetization, agricultural crisis and the 2013 Shamli-Muzaffarnagar riots have affected the politics of the region.

Yadavs and Muslims say they will vote for Kanhaiya

Miskartola village of Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency has a majority of muslim and yadavs, most of whom are labourers. In this video, they talk to the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan about the current government’s ignorance towards their community and the communal divide that the government encourages. The people are angry due to the lack of […]

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 […]

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.  

In 2017 Begusarai riot, who intervened for Peace?

In 2017, Baro village in Begusarai district of Bihar saw tensions between Hindus and Muslims. In a conversation with ChalChitra Abhiyaan, villagers claim that no one, other than Communist leaders intervened for peace at that time, and so they say that stand by Kanhaiya in this election. Crew – Gulshad Hasan, Nadeem Khan, Nakul Sawhney, […]

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. […]

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

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 […]

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 […]