Despite re-organisation of North-East in 1972, autonomy demand arose:
• Assam communities like Bodos, Karbis and Dimosas demanded separate states.
• They mobilised public opinion and popular movement and same area was claimed by more than one community.
• Federal set up satisfied their autonomy i.e. Karbis and Dimosas were granted autonomy under district councils while Bodos were granted autonomous council.