North-East India – Security and Developmental Issues

Autonomous councils key to Naga deal success

  1. The creation of autonomous councils for Naga people outside Nagaland is under consideration by the Union govt.
  2. These are locally appointed governments that already function in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. Their creation is likely to be met with stiff resistance from the neighbouring states, where the migrant Naga population lives.
  1. The creation of autonomous councils for Naga people outside Nagaland is under consideration by the Union govt.
  2. These are locally appointed governments that already function in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. Their creation is likely to be met with stiff resistance from the neighbouring states, where the migrant Naga population lives.

 

Evaluate the usefulness of this policy maneuver [Creation of autonomous councils] in India’s political and governance history.

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