Mizoram State – UPSC Prelims

Mizoram State:
  • Prime Minister of India extended his wishes to the people of Mizoram on its 36th Statehood Day (20th February).
  • The formalization of Mizoram State took place on 20th February, 1987 after the 53rd Amendment of the Indian Constitution, 1986.
  • Historical background:
    • The Mizo hills area became the Lushai Hills district within Assam at the time of independence. Further, in 1954 it was renamed the Mizo Hills District of Assam.
    • Mizoram was granted the status of a Union Territory in 1972 after signing an accord with the moderates of the Mizo National Front (MNF).
    • The Union Territory of Mizoram was conferred the status of a full state in 1986 after signing of a memorandum of settlement (Mizoram Peace Accord) between the Central government and the MNF.
  • Geographical Location:
    • International Border: Myanmar and Bangladesh
    • State Border: Tripura (northwest), Assam (north) and Manipur (northeast).

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