DETAILED BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PRESCRIBING
SELF-ADMINISTERED DIVISIONS OR SELF-ADMINISTERED ZONES AS LAID DOWN BY THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
PLENARY SESSION HELD ON 7 APRIL 1995
(a) In regions or states, self-administered areas are to be prescribed for national races who reside in communities on the same common stretches of land in appropriate sizes of population, other than national races who have already got Regions or States.
Explanation (1): 'appropriate size of population' means population of a national race must be highest in each of the townships in self-administered area concerned and must be more than half of the total population of those townships.
Explanation (2): 'same common stretches of land' means that territories of townships concerned are contiguous and there exist conditions to be contiguous.
(b) depending on size of population and inhabited area, they are to be prescribed as self-administered divisions or self-administered zones as suitable;
(c) they are to be prescribed by the National Convention right away;
(d) in a self-administered zone, townships therein are organized into the self-administered zone; in a self-administered division, townships therein are organized into districts and districts are organized into the self-administered division.
Explanation (1): 'townships' means at least two townships.
Explanation (2): 'districts' means at least two districts.
Esteemed Chairman and delegates,
In connection with prescribing of self-administered division or self-administered zone in accord with these basic principles, the following detailed principles are laid down:
1. to group together Leshi,
2. to group together Ywangan
3. to group together Hopong,
4. to group together Namhsan
5. to group together Konkyan
6. to group together Hopang,
Mongmao, Panwaing, Naphan, Manphant and
Source: “The New Light of
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