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>Hi Suby:
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>Do you think that any debate (even academic debate) about possible
terms of
>secession is treasonous?!
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>Best,
>Nirvikar
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>At 09:23 AM 3/4/99 +0530, you wrote:
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>>>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.
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>>>"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
>>>process."
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>>Please realise that only a duly elected Constituent Assembly of India
is
>>authorized to talk about the terms of secession.  Mr. Sabhlok has gone

>>completely overboard with this.
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>>Subroto Roy.
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>>From: Sanjeev Sabhlok <sabhlok@almaak.usc.edu>
>>To: debate@indiapolicy.org <debate@indiapolicy.org>
>>Date: Thursday, March 04, 1999 04:56
>>Subject: secession
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