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Postings not related to the writing of the Manifesto or policy chapters
are likely to be summarily rejected. Thanks for your understanding. IPI

I was working on a proposal that would enhance democracy and rational
debate in India over issues relating to secession from the country. The
following paragraph may be inserted at the appropriate place in the
manifesto, as a first step to this long-needed debate.

"A group of people interested in seceding from India would need a
proposal signed by 5% of the adult population of the concerned area
(usually at least a state) for a referendum to take place. They will be
permitted one year of campaigning during which only peaceful methods and
debate will be permitted. At the end of the period, if 2/3rd of the
adult population of the area approves the proposal, the state would be
permitted to secede from India. Any use of violence would cancel the

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