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MEGHALAYA, MANIPUR & TRIPURA CELEBRATE THEIR STATEHOOD DAY TODAY

MEGHALAYA, MANIPUR & TRIPURA CELEBRATE THEIR STATEHOOD DAY TODAY

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Meghalaya, Manipur & Tripura celebrate their statehood day.

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  • Meghalaya state gained its Statehood on 21st January 1972.It is bound on the north and east by Assam, and on the south and west by Bangladesh.
  • In Manipur, the State government celebrated Statehood Day at Imphal.Manipur attained full-fledged statehood on 21 January, 1972. Manipur, state of India, located in the northeastern part of the country. It is bordered by the Indian states of Nagaland to the north, Assam to the west, and Mizoram to the southwest and by Myanmar (Burma) to the south and east.
  • Tripura, initially a category 'C' state post-merger in 1949 and a Union Territory since November 1956 had become a full-fledged state with effect from 21st January 1972.

How a new state is created in India?

  • Indian constitution empowers the Union government to create new states out of existing states or two merge one state with another. This process is called 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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