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Dalits in Azamgarh say We Don’t Want Modi

On 2nd April, 2018 there was a country wide bandh called by the Dalit community against dissolving of the S.C-S.T act. In response to the Bandh, Dalits across the country were violated by the police. Many were jailed, including minors. ChalChitra Abhiyaan spoke with Dalits from Badha village. This village saw the maximum number of […]

Who Defamed Azamgarh by calling it Hub of Terror?

Azamgarh was once known for its cultural activists, progressive movements, literature etc. But some years back, Azamgarh was called Atankgarh (Hub of Terror). Since then several youth from Azamgarh, particularly Muslims, have been arrested under terrorism charges. ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to activists from Rihai Manch and try and find out why and how Azamgarh was […]

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 […]

‘Restart sugar mills or step down from power’

In Bhatolia village of Kushinagar District, a sugarcane mill has been shut off since 2008, due to which the farmers in the area are facing trouble in selling their sugarcane. Over the years, governments have made multiple promises but no government has been able to restart the mill. The villagers protested against this too, but […]

Rapti river endangered under Yogi rule

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to divert Rapti – a river stream that joins into Ghaghra – which passes through District Gorakhpur. Because of this decision, many villages and enormous farmlands are expected to drown. The villagers are very angry with the government’s decision, even more so because the government hasn’t provided any satisfactory […]

A dialogue with students in Yogi’s bastion

ChalChitra Abhiyaan met a group of student leaders of Gorakhpur University. In this conversation, they talked about a lot of issues such as the bad infrastructure in the university, the support that ABVP receives from the administration and the prevalent casteism in the university. The students also said that they are disappointed with the government […]

“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 […]

‘1200 Shiksha Mitras have died’

In Gorakhpur’s Premchand Park, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan met with Shiksha Mitras, Anudeshaks and Preraks who have faced a lot of exploitation in the last few years. Working in schools as a part of various government schemes, the salary of these employees haven’t been increased for a long time. Along with this, most of […]

Kanhaiya gives rise to new hopes in Begusarai

The people of Begusarai are seeing Kanhaiya as the silver lining of hope who will reach the Parliament as their representative and raise the issues of the masses. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan documents Kanhaiya’s campaign and captures the aspirations of the people of Begusarai who see a new leader in him. Crew – Gulshad […]

Shabana Azmi’s speech during Kanhaiya’s campaign

Emminent Actor Shabana Azmi reached Begusarai to support Kanhaiya Kumar. In one of Kanhaiya’s rally, she spoke to the people about the importance of this election and the need for a revolutionary change in today’s politics. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew – Gulshad Hasan, Nadeem Khan, Nakul Sawhney, Sameer, Siraj Sharma, Vishal Kumar