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

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Minority Policy in the North-East-Achievements and Dangers

Achievements and Dangers Sanjib Baruah The continuation of the British policy that aimed at protection of vulnerable indigenous peoples has led to the successful political integration of dissenting minorities in the north-east. An important part of this policy is the diffusion of a model of culturally defined political autonomy in the north-east. This assumption that there are exclusive territorially based ethnic groups that can be given autonomy may prove dangerous in the long run.

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