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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 […]

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 […]

Expelled Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav’s interview

While Tej Bahadur Yadav was in BSF he made a video that went viral about the poor food conditions for the jawans posted on the border. He was hoping that he will get justice once the video reaches government functionaries. Instead, he got sacked from BSF. Later in his fight against corruption, he decided to […]

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 […]