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

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From Protest to Participation

panchayat arc recorded on official papers and others are not to avoid the legal complications. Practically all the traditional distinctions among the Caste/ Tribe Councils, Village Council and the gram panchayat have disappeared and now every assembly in the village necessarily includes these members who discuss the matters again in a democratic way and take decisions on & consensus basis in the light of customary laws. This body is hailed by all since it does all the jobs for them in the traditional way as well as in the light of the customary laws.

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