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Map | Provisions for particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG): India’s Constitution guarantees justice “in tune with the customary law” of Scheduled Tribes

“Primitive, geographically isolated, shy and socially, educationally & economically backwardness these are the traits that distinguish Scheduled Tribes of our country from other communities. Tribal communities live in about 15% of the country’s areas in various ecological and geo-climatic conditions … Continue reading

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North-Eastern Areas – Scheduled Districts Act of 1874, political and constitutional changes

Over six years after its signing, the Bodoland Accord is yet to usher in substantive changes on the ground. M.S. PRABHAKARA in Guwahati […] The Sixth Schedule, extensively amended since the adoption of the Constitution, along with the Fifth Schedule … Continue reading

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India’s constitution: “A Secular State”

India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. | Learn more >>

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Tribal areas under the Constitution of India

Tribal areas generally mean areas having preponderance of tribal population. However, the Constitution of India refers tribal areas within the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura & Mizoram, as those areas specified in Parts I, II, IIA & III of the … Continue reading

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Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of India: Literacy rates and characteristics

The Constitution of India does not define Scheduled Tribes as such. Article 366(25) refers to scheduled tribes as those communities who are scheduled in accordance with Article 342 of the Constitution. According to Article 342 of the Constitution, the Scheduled … Continue reading

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