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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 […]

Buying Earphones Leads to Mob Lynching

On 26 August, 2019 a youngster called Kari Owaish was lynched to death by a mob in Old Delhi. Kari Owaish was a resident of Gadhi Daulat village in Shamli district.His family members claim that the police is intentionally trying to weaken the case against him and is not working in an impartial manner and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]