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The Nagaland State of India cannot be termed as a state because it lacks

[A]. sovereignty
[B]. bicameral legislature
[C]. a high court exclusively of its own
[D]. None of the above

Answer: Option A


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Humaira Salim said: (Mar 13, 2011)  
This is new to me. Please someone explain.

Gokul said: (May 27, 2011)  
Please explain.

Sheetal said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
I dont think it's right.. can anyone explain?

Kalpesh said: (Sep 22, 2011)  
I think that it right answer but some one tell in details.

Esha said: (Nov 21, 2011)  
Unlike most states in India, Nagaland has been granted a great degree of state autonomy, as well as special powers and autonomy for Naga tribes to conduct their own affairs. Each tribe has a hierarchy of councils at the village, range, and tribal levels dealing with local disputes.

Selvakumar.G said: (Dec 30, 2011)  
It is not right. In 1963, the state of nagaland was created by taking the areas of naga hills and tuensang areas out of the state assam. It is our 16 th state.

Sachin said: (May 7, 2012)  
What the mean of sovereignty.

Rathi said: (May 11, 2012)  
Sovereignty means : Supreme power or authority

Ratan Sahay said: (May 18, 2012)  
As per the definition of the word 'state' any of the sate of India cannot be termed as State as they lack sovereignty.

Neeraj said: (Jun 12, 2013)  
Nagaland is a state. Why does it not fit in the definition of a state?

Pradeep Choubey said: (Jul 9, 2013)  
Here state means country which is used in political science.

Sai Deepak said: (Jul 31, 2013)  
Article 3 of the Constitution of India pertains to the formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or even names of existing states. It reads that the Parliament of India, by law, can: Parliament may by law- (a) Form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States or by uniting any territory to a part of any State; (b) Increase the area of any State; (c) Diminish the area of any State; (d) Alter the boundaries of any State; (e) Alter the name of any State: However, this can be done only on the recommendation of the President.

Sadashiv said: (Oct 23, 2013)  
Can we say Jammu and Kashmir as a sovereign state because it has some special rights and it's own constitution and we have not altered it's boundary or change it's name in the past.

Please reply.

Ishwar said: (Feb 16, 2014)  
Nagaland is a state. Why does it not fit in the definition of a state?

Sole said: (May 29, 2014)  
Nagaland attained statehood in dec 1, 1963 inaugurated by the then India president, S. Radhakrishnan and now after 50 years of statehood why the question arising that it cannot be termed as state?

Sameer said: (Jun 13, 2015)  
Yes Jammu and Kashmir is a sovereign state due to its special status via Art. 370.

Rupak said: (Apr 4, 2016)  
Why the Nagaland cannot be termed as a state? Then India has 29 - 1 = 28 states only.

Shahkai said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
Everyone don't be confused. Refer to @Pradeep Choubey comment.

Kumar said: (Aug 27, 2016)  
Nagaland is a state. Not a country.

Amina said: (Oct 1, 2016)  
Nagaland is purely a 16th state of India.

Umer said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
Actually, here we talk about a state as a political term, in which all the four elements i,e population, territory, government, & sovereignty (internal plus external).

Nagaland is a state as the other 29 states of India, but it lakes external sovereignty so it's not a state in political terms. Hope this is the answer of the question.

Arafath said: (Mar 30, 2017)  
Thanks @Umer.

Mihir Kumar said: (Apr 4, 2017)  
1- According to Jean Bodin, "Sovereignty as the absolute and perpetual power of commanding in a state, as the 'supreme power over citizens and subjects unrestrained by law.

2- Sovereignty arms the state both internal and external spheres.

3- Internally it establishes supremacy of all state over all individuals and associations as well as the territory under its control.
3a- Externally it upholds the independence of the state from the control or interference of any other state or any other agency in the conduct of its international relation.

4-So now it is clear that Nagaland has a lack of sovereignty because it is not an independent state, it belongs to India so it was controlled by India. Internally India establishes supremacy over Nagaland and overall its individual and association.

5-Externally, it was controlled by India. Thus, Nagaland has a lack of sovereignty on account of it is internally and externally in the domination of India.

Heena said: (Aug 14, 2018)  
In political science, we studied that state is actually a country and J&K, Karnataka etc are federations units state and country are used synonymously. There might be possible that state is used as a country.

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