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Garment Stitching Units Severely Hit by Lockdown

As the lockdown is gradually easing, Garment Stitching and embroidery units in UP are facing a major crisis and some are on the verge of shutdown. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to a unit owner and worker from Loni district in UP and they discuss how the unit is facing major losses. The government […]

Red Alert: Looming Unemployment in UP

As the lockdown is gradually easing, daily wage workers in UP are facing massive unemployment. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to daily wage workers from Shamli district in UP and they discuss how they are hardly getting any employment and their wages are also dropping. The government is also doing nothing to intervene to […]

Hawkers Severely Affected by Lockdown

Even as the lockdown in India is gradually being lifted several restrictions are still in place and many small businesses are collapsing. In this video ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to hawkers from Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh. We try to understand how the lockdown has impacted their business and their lives. Crew- Vishal Kumar, Rahul Sherwal

Lockdown Destroys Wedding Band Business

Even as the lockdown in India is gradually being lifted several restrictions are still in place and many small businesses are collapsing. In this video ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to the owner and workers of a small music band company that performs at various functions like marriages and religious processions. We try to understand how the […]

35 Muslim Houses Vandalised at Night

Another shocking case of police brutality came to light in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district. On May 26, 2020 villagers from Shamli’s Taprana village have the police came to their village late and night and vandalised around 35 houses belonging to Muslims. They broke down things in the houses, they smashed cars and beat up men, […]

Migrant Workers from Bihar Stuck in UP

Ever since the lockdown has been in force, workers across the country have been facing endless problems. In this video, @ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to workers from Bihar who were working in Shamli district. They are now left with no money and are not receiving any food or ration from the government. Crew- Rahul Sherwal, Vishal […]

Disabled Worker Forced to Make 1500 km Journey

Very disturbing visuals and stories of suffering migrant workers have emerged during the lockdown. In this video @ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to a migrant worker who is disabled and had to make a 1500 km journey from Maharashtra all the way to Bahraich. Having received very minimal support from the government, he was forced to go […]

Workers Struggling to get Ration

As the lockdown has now gone on for over two months in India, the situation of workers is deteriorating rapidly. Many are not getting adequate ration, money or food and are essentially relying on charitable organisations for sustenance. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to workers from Matnavli village in UP’s Shamli district about the […]

Migrant Workers Terrorised by Hunger and Violence

The horrors for migrant workers during the lockdown just don’t seem to end. Chalchitra Abhiyaan interviews some migrant workers on NH27 at Kanpur. They managed to make to make it to Kanpur in a truck from Maharashtra but their entire journey was fraught with ordeals. One the one hand they weren’t getting any food by […]

Workers Not Getting Ration During Lock Down

Workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Kandhla township in Shamli district are alleging that several of them are still not receiving ration or any other help promised to them by the government. They are largely surviving by packets of ration given to them by charitable organisations in the area. Crew- Rahul Sherwal, Vishal Kumar