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Tribal Land, Customary Law, and the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act

Tribal peoples in Manipur have been maintaining their commons under customary law. Interacting with outsiders has always led to the contestation of their customs, traditions, and beliefs. Tribal societies continue to administer their villages under customary law on the tenet of equity. Their law has even resisted the policies of Manipuri kings and the British administration. In the present day, tribal customary law stands challenged by the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act, 1960.

North-Eastern Council : More Devolution of Powers

The 45th Session of the North-Eastern Council (NEC) concluded in Delhi with the usual platitudes about the region’s endemic insurgency and the announcement of several ‘new’ development packages. Despite the NDA government’s attempts to advertise its commitment to the region by setting up a new department for development of the north-east, its approach has not been very different from that of previous governments.

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