ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Raising the Ghosts of the Sixties-Racial Segregation in US

the economic cake is small and unevenly distributed and where the different communities are not equally represented in the social composition of the state apparatus it is understandable that the insecurity of the deprived communities gets converted into active resentment against centralised government. Defusing ethnic and regional tensions requires a decentralisation of administration down to the local village and mohalla levels and recognition of the cultural autonomy of all communities. Fthnic/regional tension will continue, unless the people arc empowered and organised to use their resources directly for their own welfare and to participate in the decisions that affect their immediate environment.

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