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image of an index finger with indelible ink on the nail, which is proof that a person has voted in India. The finger is held up, and the background is yellow and blurred

Shram ka Samman: What Migrating Means: Voting Becomes Difficult

As the nation churned in the course of an election that lasted nearly 40 days, bringing forth debates and discussions from all corners of the country, watching from the sidelines were millions of migrants – people who’d left their villages and towns to move to other states in search of work, and in the process, unable to participate in exercising their right to vote. Why are migrants unable to vote – in their destination city or in their hometown? What assistance do they expect in this regard? Here’s an assortment of opinions from Mobile Vaani users who reported on Shram ka Samman on how their migrant status affected their participation in choosing the next government.

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