No legal status: how India is ignoring its thousands of displaced citizens

The Maoist insurgency has displaced hundreds of thousands of Indians, but the country is doing little to help – or even register – them

It has been three years since Madvi Deva, 30, saw his two young children and his elderly parents. “I miss them very much. But if I go back to my village in Chhattisgarh [state in central India], I will die,” he says.

Deva and his wife, Sumi, are now living in Terapad village in Khammam district, Telangana state, after fleeing from their home when paramilitary forces raided their village in search of Maoist insurgents.

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