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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 […]

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 […]

14 year old Dalit girl burnt to death in brick kiln

On 24 May 2019, a 14 year old Dalit girl was found dead, her body charred due to extreme burns in the labour quarters of a brick kiln in Muzaffarnagar district where she worked. While the kiln owner and other labourers say that the room caught fire in the night, the family claims that the […]

The truth of Modi’s adopted village

Narendra Modi, after becoming the MP from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014, had announced that he would adopt 4 villages which would become a model for development of other villages across India. Nagepur is one such village. The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan visited this village, only to find out that the development in […]

Dalit women from Azamgarh created history

In Haraiya village of Azamgarh, violence and police arrests ensued on 2nd April 2018 after the Dalit community came onto the streets to protest against the dilution of SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court. On 3rd April, 3000-4000 women from neighboring villages reached the local police station and encircled it, putting pressure on the police […]

“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 […]

Youth will take Kanhaiya to Parliament

The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan, in this series of videos covering Begusarai consituency’s election, talked to the old and young of Begusarai’s Bhumihar community about the policies of the previous government and the hopes that people see in the prospect of Kanhaiya Kumar as their representative. The youth of Begusarai have full faith in Kanhaiya […]

‘No one wants Modi government’ say Dalits of Mathura

In a detailed conversation with ChalChitra Abhiyaan, Dalit women and men from Mathura say that they are sick and tired of the lies of the Modi regime and will overthrow it in this election. Crew- Nakul Singh Sawhney, Suraj Deep, Aryan Mahta

Mid-day meal cooks say hike wages or government goes

Mid day meal cooks in government schools are primarily women who are hired on contractual basis and are paid Rs.1000 per month. The workers are very upset at this abysmally low amount. These workers are also not allowed to earn any alternate income thereby violating their rights and dignity in every way. ChalChitra Abhiyaan talked […]

Interview with Nahid Hasan

Nahid Hasan is the MLA from Kairana and the son of Tabassum Hasan, Mahagathbandhan’s Lok Sabha candidate from Kairana constituency. In this interview, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks to Nahid about various issues ranging from the election campaign of Tabassum Hasan to different issues of the people of Kairana such as unemployment, migration and communal polarisation among […]