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“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 […]

200 Muslim Houses Burnt Down in Meerut

On March 6, 2019 over 200 Muslim houses in a slum cluster in Meerut were burnt down. Residents of the slum cluster claim it was done by the police. Several people were injured and two have died. The police have filed FIR’s against several unnamed people and at least 6 Muslims in the area have […]

4 minors in Jail on Charges of Cow Slaughter

Crew: Abhishek Indrekar, Vishal Kumar On December 29, 2017, ten people were picked up from Khatauli village of Muzaffarnagar district on charges of CowSlaughter. This includes a nine month old infant and three minor children. They have been in jail for over three months now.

5 Saints dead under Hindutva rule for Ganga

Several Sadhus from Matri Sadan Ashram in Haridwar have sat on hunger strikes to save the Ganga from environmental degradation. Since 2014, two Sadhus have died because of hunger strikes, and one is missing. Ironically for a government that claims to uphold Hindu values, no one from the government has reached out to the sadhus […]

Another Attempt at Stoking Riots in Muzaffarnagar District

Like in 2013, a case of molestation was given a communal colour in Muzaffarnagar’s Budhana district. BJP MLA from Budhana, Umesh Malik, made provocative comments fueling tensions in the area. In the stone pelting that ensued, people people from Hindu Yuva Vahini were seen along with the police. Several Muslims from the township have been […]

Another case of violence against Dalits in UP

Crew: Piyush Nagpal Anti- Dalit violence continues to be on the rise in UP. A video that shook the internet recently showed a Dalit man being thrashed in the name of religion. Vipin Kumar was intercepted on his way to work, his brother Sonu held at gunpoint, while he was assaulted by a group of […]

Crowdfunding for Chalchitra Abhiyaan

To support ChalChitra Abhiyaan, click on this link- contribute.crowdnewsing.com/fundraiser/CCA ChalChitra Abhiyaan website link- www.chalchitraabhiyaan.com ChalChitra Abhiyaan is a film and media collective based out of Western Uttar Pradesh in India. The collective produces a range of video formats like documentary films, news features, interviews and live broadcasts. We try to bring to the fore local issues […]

Election 2019 Trailer

The election season is here and Chalchitra Abhiyaan is all geared up for it. We are committed to make this election an election of people and their issues and not of popular rhetoric. Hence, during the next one month, we will be traveling to various parts of Uttar Pradesh, from Gorakhpur, the bastion of UP […]

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 […]

Five years since Muzaffarnagar Riots- Part 1

It’s been five years since the riots that broke out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in Wester Uttar Pradesh in September, 2013. Chalchitra Abhiyaan presents a multi-part series, ‘Five years since Muzaffarnagar riots’ focussing on various political and socioeconomic ramifications of the riots. In this episode we speak to several riot victims and try and […]