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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 […]

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 […]

Government is manufacturing educated labourers

In this video our election coverage for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan reaches village Malakpur, which comes under Kairana Lok Sabha constituency and talks to the locals on various issues such as non payment of crop dues, unemployment, mob lynching and rising living costs among other things. Crew – Aruna […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Glorious Struggle of a Muslim Woman Coach

A Muslim woman, Zeenat Chaudhary, was denied permission to participate in sports as a young student. When she grew older she was clear that other young women shouldn’t have to suffer the same fate. After a series of glorious struggles she started a successful sports academy, mainly for young girls. Many of her students have […]

Massive Farmers’ Strike in Shamli

Over a thousand farmers in Uttar Pradesh are protesting at the gates of Uppar Doab sugar mill. The Upper Doab sugar mill has not cleared pending sugarcane dues since March last year, according to the Shamli can committee, which acts a liaison between farmers and the sugar mill. Now, it owes Rs 80 crore for […]

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 […]

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