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Scheme For Internally Displaced Persons

Scheme For Internally Displaced Persons:

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has introduced a scheme allowing internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Manipur to vote at relief camps.

  • Following ethnic violence in May 2023, over 60,000 people were displaced and housed in relief camps, with an additional 9,000 in Mizoram.
  • According to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, internally displaced persons (also known as “IDPs“) are “persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized border.”