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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 […]

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 […]

Savitri’s Sisters at Azaadi Kooch

Crew: Abhishek Indrekar, Imran Khan,  Nakul Singh Sawhney One year after the public flogging of Dalits at Una in Gujarat, a call was given for the ‘Azadi Kooch’ yatra (march). The yatra traveled through several towns and villages of Mehsana and Banaskantha districts of the state. The main demand being the handing over of land which […]

Kandhla’s Dussehra Fair is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim Unity

Every year, a fair is organised in the Shamli district’s Kandhla township on the occasion on Dussehra. Despite Kandhla being a muslim majority town, a major chunk of the shopkeepers and the people coming to see the fair are muslim. This fair, which has been organised here for more than 100 years, has become a […]

Shabbirpur, one year of Resistance

Crew: Abhishek Indrekar, Amrit Raj, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Piyush Nagpal, Prthvir Solanki, Vishal Kumar Dalits are fighting back since the caste violence in Shabbirpur a year back. Many like Bhim Army founder continue to be in jail, yet schools, women’s mobilisation and Ambedkar’s teachings pave a way. Support our Abhiyaan: http://contribute.crowdnewsing.com/fundraiser/cca

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 […]

Muavza

Crew: Hegan Desa, Imran Khan, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Shaunak Sen On the 7th and 8th of September, 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh saw their worst ever riots since independence. Independent sources reveal that over 100 people were killed and nearly 80,000 displaced. Over 90% of the victims were Muslims. The trauma for […]

CCA Explainer 3: How India’s Health System in Failing

In its third Explainer, ChalChitra Abhiyaan explores why people in India don’t have access to good healthcare. While the rich can afford good expensive private hospitals, but the majority of Indians can’t. The government spends a very nominal amount of the national GDP on healthcare. Government hospitals in most states in India are in shambles. […]

Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Mohammad Gani, Kamesh Karna, Puloma Pal, Asheesh Pandya Watch the trailer of ‘Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai’  

Kairana, After the Headlines…

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Amrit Raj, Imran Khan Kairana, a small town in western Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district has recently been in the headlines. In June 2016, Kairana’s MP, Hukum Singh, who is from the Bharatiya Janata Party, claimed that there was an exodus of Hindus from Muslim-majority Kairana because of harassment by Muslims. To […]