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Why are Dalits protesting against NRC, CAA and NPR?

Massive protests have erupted across the country since the government passed the Citizenship Amemndment Act (CAA) in December 2018. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan talks to people belonging to the Dalit community in Western UP to understand why they are protesting against the act. Crew – Mohd. Shakib, Nakul Sawhney, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Working class of Shamli – Potter

To understand the lives of the working class in Shamli, Chalchitra Abhiyaan presents ‘The Working Class of Shamli’, a multi-part series. Vijaypal is the last potter in District Shamli’s Nala village, but he is now facing many difficulties in continuing this traditional business, due to which his work is on the verge of closure. Crew […]

Will Dalit students not be able to study anymore ?

According to the latest order by the Uttar Pradesh government, only those SC/ST students who score more than 60% marks will be eligible for scholarships. In this video, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan discusses this order with 4 Dalit activists. Crew – Aryan Mahtta, Mohd Shakib, Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar

Trailer:Will Dalit students not be able to study anymore?

According the latest order by the Uttar Pradesh government, only those SC/ST students who score more than 60% marks will be eligible for scholarships. The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan discusses this order with 4 Dalit activists. You can find the entire video on ChalChitra Abhiyaan’s YouTube Page on 25 Ocotber 2019 at 10am. Crew – […]

Why are the homes of Home Guards dark this Diwali?

In the month of October, the Uttar Pradesh government has relieved approximately 41500 home guards of their duties. These home guards do not get regular salaries but are paid daily allowances, and this decision therefore has rendered them unemployed. Home guards are angry with the state government’s decision and are sitting in protest until their […]

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 […]

Members of Kashyap community beaten by dominant caste goons

On 9 June 2019, members of Kashyap community from Kandhla’s Dudhar village were beaten up by goons belonging to the Gujjar community. Family members of the victims said that the police have not taken any action against the culprits because they are powerful people. Multiple people from the village said that they voted for Modi […]

Eye-witness of Muzaffarnagar riots harassed by police

On 12 June 2019, police vandalized the house of Iqram who is a resident of Budhana district, harassed him and his family and tried to arrest him without any reason. Iqram alleges that he was also shot at by the police. He and his father are eye witnesses in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case and […]

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 […]

‘We will now trash Dalits in their homes’

In Meerut’s Lawad village, Upper caste youth attacked some Dalit boys to prevent them from playing cricket. After this, these upper caste boys went to their homes and threatened to kill them. After the BJP came back to power, numerous such incidents of violence and exploitation of Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis have been reported across […]