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In pictures: Gujarat's nomad voters
'Criminal tribes'

The village of Eyava Vasana near the Indian state of Gujarat's largest city, Ahmedabad, is home for now to some 85 Dafer nomad tribes people.

They are voting for the first time in state assembly elections taking place this month.

There are 40 nomadic tribes scattered over Gujarat, numbering more than four million people.

About a million belong to 12 former "criminal tribes" - so-called because they were accused of robbing people.

Text, pictures: Geeta Pandey

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