Rights of Indigenous People in India: Socio-Economical Study on trends of North-East Region

  • Dr. Rakesh Mondal
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  • Dr. Rakesh Mondal

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag Campus, India

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In the North-East India million of tribal communities are living since the time immemorial. Some of them are claiming the rights as indigenous people of the region. However no such communities are officially declared as indigenous people by the state or central government. Although they have all the required characterizes of indigenous community still none of them are included within the purview of indigenous people. However, history shows that these communities were residing in north-east zone before the settlers come. Some constitutional rights are guaranteed by the state to those tribal’s. Further no policy has been frame or survey conducted to indentify the indignity of these communities. The claims of those communities regarding indignity need some political consideration. Unfortunately, the issue has never been solved and the question of who are indigenous in north east remains controversial. This article endeavours to find out politics behind the indigenous identity of the tribal’s of north east region. Moreover, the expansion of tribal identity within the indigenous identity is the need of hours. Further, the author endeavours to discuss the socio- economical safeguards in order to protect and maintain the indigenous hegemony.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1050 - 1056

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115528

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