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Countrywide response urgently required to address chronic internal displacement

This report examines displacement across India resulting from armed conflict and inter-communal violence for which a comprehensive national response is urgently needed.

20 April 2015 | Overview

National and state authorities failing to protect IDPs

With no national policy to respond to internal displacement, he responsibility for protecting and assisting them generally falls on state authorities, resulting in wide discrepancies between responses from one state to another

02 September 2010 | Overview

IDMC

New and protracted displacement ongoing in absence of formalised response

In 2007-2008, civilians in various parts of India continued to be displaced by internal armed conflict and separatist, ethnic or communal violence, as well as conflict stemming from the threat of development-induced displacement. Over one third of the country’s 608 districts were affected by insurgent movements in 2007.

22 December 2008 | Overview

IDMC

Large numbers of IDPs are unassisted and in need of protection

Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of eastern and central India. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are the major immediate cause of conflict-related displacement in India.

03 May 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Tens of thousands newly displaced in north-eastern and central states

The number of people known to be internally displaced by conflict in India exceeds 600,000. Insurgency and retaliatory operations by security forces are a major factor of displacement. Civilians have fled fighting and have sometimes been directly targeted by militant groups in Kashmir, the North-East and in several states of central India.

09 February 2006 | Overview

IDMC

India: Assistance to IDPs remains inadequate

Around 600,000 people are known to be internally displaced due to conflicts in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and in the North-East. However, no surveys exist of the extent of the problem, and the actual number of people internally displaced by conflict could be much higher.

13 May 2005 | Overview

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