In Tamil Nadu, Muslims and Dalits find it harder to stay on the rolls

When Harbour MLA P.K. Sekar Babu of the DMK received petitions alleging that the names of several Muslims in his constituency in Chennai were missing, he decided to check if the charge was true. When he found the complaints to be valid, he appealed to the District Election Officer to include the deleted names on the rolls again.

While work on including the missing names started a few months ago, many of the Muslim voters who complained are still waiting for their names to be included on the rolls, keeping their fingers crossed and hoping it would be done before the Lok Sabha elections.…

According to data compiled by the Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP), more than three crore Muslim voters and four crore Dalit voters are missing from the electoral rolls across the country. The organisation and its allies have started a countrywide campaign to include such ‘missing voters’ on the electoral rolls ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.…

https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/in-tamil-nadu-muslims-and-dalits-find-it-harder-to-stay-on-the-rolls/article26655937.ece

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