ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Tribal Movement for Autonomous State in Assam

State in Assam Monirul Hussain The demand of the hill people of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar hill districts for an autonomous state in Assam is rooted in the long history of similar movements in the north-east which have led first to the separate state of Nagaland, then Mizoram and later the constitutional experiment with an autonomous tribal state which became Meghalaya. The demand for an autonomous tribal state has been revived as a result of, among other developments, the decline of the Congress, the erosion of Left forces and the success of the youth-dominated AGP in Assam.

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