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Many tribal areas have rich tradition of grass-root democracy. Illustrate with example.

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  • Tribal groups like Khasi, Jaintia and Garo have their own traditional political institutions. 
  • These institutions are fairly well developed and function at various tiers such village, clan and state level. 
  • In the traditional political system of the Khasis each clan has its own council called Durbar Kur presided over by the clan headman. 
  • A large chunk of tribal areas lie outside the provision of 73rd amendment as the policy makers did not wish to interfere with the traditional tribal institutions.

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