After the assembly elections last year, many Tibetan refugees have applied for their enrollment as fresh voters this time around. These applications are being scrutinized.

Chief Electoral Office of Delhi, Vijay Dev said, “The Election Commission (EC) has received a lot of applications from Tibetans. The applications are being scrutinized.”

Dev added that the EC is trying to provide photo voter ids to those refugees who fulfill the required criteria.

The Tibetan refugees staying in India had no right to vote. They couldn’t cast vote in the assembly elections in the national capital last year.

However, soon after the assembly elections, the EC has issued directives allowing Tibetans to vote in the upcoming general elections. Since then the Chief Electoral Office in the national capital has been working in this direction.

According to the EC directives, any Tibetan refugee, who was born in India after 26th January, 1950 and before 1st July, 1987, would earn the right to vote.


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