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Gender-Interviews17 Videos

Shamli’s Pride: Girls Admitted to JNU and DU

Three young women students from Shamli district’s Rajkiya Mahila Degree College, Kandhla have just got admission for their MA in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University. This is a big achievement given that women in these parts of Western Uttar Pradesh are discouraged from studying further. The three women are from different marginalised […]

Library Movement in Bihar’s Darbhanga

In this interview we speak with Sadia Sheikh, a college student who has started a library in her village in Darbhanga district of Bihar. This is part of many other libraries they plan to open in several other villages. Small initiatives of this kind have contributed to making issues like education core issues in this […]

‘Women will not step back now’ Shashi Yadav

Chalchitra Abhiyaan interviews Ms. Shashi Yadav, Mahagathbandhan’s CPI(ML) Liberation’s candidate from Digha, Bihar. Shashi Yadav has led many women’s movements, particularly among Anganwadi, ANM and Asha workers as also with mid day meals cooks. She says women’s issues will also find primacy in this election. Crew- Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Vishal Kumar

‘New India treads Bhagat Singh-Ambedkar’s Path’

ChalChitra Abiyaan interviews Dipankar Bhattacharya, CPI(ML) Liberation’s general secretary. He says that issues of employment, healthcare and education will take precedence over issues of caste and religion. He also talks about the future of the left movement in India. He says that there is a global ascendancy of the left, and in India too, the […]

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 […]