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‘ Kanhaiya Kumar is in the winds of Begusarai ‘

The team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan walked through the lanes and markets of Begusarai and questioned people on who did they want to vote for in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. It was clearly visible that the people see Kanhaiya as a very strong candidate and want him to be the representative from Begusarai. Crew – […]

‘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 […]

‘Did we graduate to become security guards?’

Across Western UP, at any time of the year, young men are seen running and exercising to prepare for army and police exams. This very sight is symbolic of the extent of unemployment in the region. When ChalChitra Abhiyaan asked about other means of employment, they expressed disappointment and anger due to lack of other […]

‘Jail Bharo’ against NSA on ‘Ravan’

Crew:  Abhishek Indrekar, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Piyush Nagpal, Vishal Kumar There were ‘Jail Bharo’ protests against the imposition of NSA on Bhim Army founder, Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ in several districts of Uttar Pradesh on the 8th and 9th of March.

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

“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 […]

“They attacked us with swords and pistols”

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Prthvir Solanki After Mayawati’s visit to Shabbirpur on May 23, 2017, a fresh round of violence by Thakurs on Dalits and Muslims in Saharanpur District have left one dead and several others injured.  

“We earn Rs.33 a day”

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa The weavers of Gorakhpur have threatened to boycott the upcoming UP elections. This assertion has forced political circles of Gorakhpur to take notice of their conditions, specially given the large number of voters from the weaver community. ChalChitra Abhiyaan and Gorakhpur news line speak to the weavers from the region […]

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 […]