Protecting Internally Displaced Persons in India

Author : Tanushree Rao | 2013
Published By: E-International Relations

This paper aims to explore the Indian government’s responses to the protection needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in two Indian regions: Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast. While refugees have attracted international attention and receive a formalised, institutionalised system for protection, IDPs fall into a largely unaddressed category where responsibility is arguably with the state in which they are displaced. In India, though the government’s response mechanisms have been unsuccessful in addressing IDP needs, it has often rejected the aid of international organisations and attempted to address its IDP situation domestically at the state level.

URL : http://www.e-ir.info/2013/07/15/protecting-internally-displaced-persons-in-india/

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