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ARUNACHAL PRADESH AND MIZORAM CELEBRATED THEIR STATEHOOD

ARUNACHAL PRADESH AND MIZORAM CELEBRATED THEIR STATEHOOD

Context

Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram observed their statehood day on February 20, 2021.

Details

  • Both of the states received their statehood on 20 February 1987.
  • Arunachal Pradesh state shares the border with Assam and Nagaland to its south and has its international borders with Bhutan to the west and Myanmar to the east.
  • Mizoram shares borders with three states among the Seven Sister States of old Assam that is Assam, Tripura and Manipur.

How a new state is created in India?

  • Indian constitution empowers the Union government to create new states out of existing states or two merges one state with another. This process is called the reorganisation of the states.
  • The basis of reorganisation could be linguistic, religious, ethnic or administrative.
  • Article 3 of the Indian Constitution provides for the creation of a new state through a bill tabled in Parliament on the President's recommendation after consultations with the legislatures of the affected states.

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