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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 […]

Why Women Can’t Access Healthcare in UP

Most people in India don’t have access to functional healthcare. The state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has among the worst health care and Human Development Index (HDI) indicators in India. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan looks at a Primary Health Centre for Women’s health in Unnav district in UP. The health centre is in complete […]

‘Youth will ask for Jobs not caste’ Manoj Manzil

ChalChitra Abhiyaan interviews Mahagathbandhan’s CPI (ML) candidate, Manoj Manzil from Agiaon constituency in Bhojupur district in Bihar. We follow him through his campaign where he talks about the various issues that are being raised in this election. He says the youth will rally behind Mahagathbandhan in this election, largely because of issues of unemployment. He […]

In Spite of 40 FIRs Deoband Women Stay Put

Women of Deoband in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh have now been protesting against CAA-NRC-NPR for 42 days. In spite of massive pressure, the women have not retracted and continue to protest. Now, the police has filed 40 FIR’s against some men who are related to some of the protesting women. The women say they […]

Women of Deoband Recreate Shaheen Bagh

On January 27, 2020, women in Deoband sat on an indefinite protest demonstration against NRC, NPR and CAA. Like Shaheen Bagh these women are sitting on a 24 hour protest demonstration. When known political and religious personalities from Deoband asked them to stop their protest demonstration, women shooed them away and even threw their bangles […]

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 […]

Massive Movement by Dalits against Contractualisation of Labour

On July 12, 2019 several Dalit organisations organised a big protest demonstration in Meerut against the privatisation and contractualisation of public janitor services. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan. Crew- Nakul Singh Sawhney, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Company Cheats Dalit Cleaners out of their Rs.48 lakhs

310 Sweepers who were hired on contract basis by a company in Muzaffarnagar district in UP have been robbed of two to three months salary by the company. The employees, mostly Dalit women, weren’t paid their salaries by the company, some for two months and some for three, and now representatives of the company have […]

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 […]