The recent revival of the demand for two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh has led to the call for bringing the entire Arunachal Pradesh under the ambit of the 6th Schedule or Article 371 (A) of the Constitution.
What is the issue?
The Sixth Schedule includes 10 autonomous district councils in 4 north eastern states. They are Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura. It seeks to safeguard the rights of the tribal population by forming Autonomous District Councils.
The Article 244 and Article 275 provide these special provisions.
Composition of Autonomous Councils:
Article 371 A:
The Acts of Parliament relating to the following matters would not apply to Nagaland unless decided by the State Legislative Assembly:
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