KLC observes International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018

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Dimapur, August 12: The Kohima Law College observes International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018 here at the college on August 9 on the theme: Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement.
While presenting the key address the Professor-in-charge Kezhokhoto Savi had also highlighted the significance of the day and recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights.
The indigenous peoples made up less than 5% of the world’s population, but account for 15% of the poorest. Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristic that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live and they are the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.
Coming to the context of Nagas in Nagaland, the provision of Article 371-A of the Constitution of India provides special protection to the indigenous people where only the indigenous inhabitants of nagas in Nagaland are allowed to own the land. (Page News Service)