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1. The government introduced a Constitution Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha to increase the financial and executive powers of the 10 Autonomous Councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the northeastern region.
2. The amendment will impact one crore tribal people in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
3. The Bill is one of the legislations announced in the past month in the wake of protests in the region following the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha.
4. The Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019.