Published on: February 21, 2022

STATEHOOD DAY OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH & MIZORAM

STATEHOOD DAY OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH & MIZORAM

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PM greets people of Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day

Seroquel toronto ARUNACHAL PRADESH STATEHOOD DAY

  • Arunachal Pradesh means “land of the dawn-lit mountains”
  • In August 1947 when India became an independent nation, the region was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and was administrated through Assam state.
  • In January 1972, the NEFA became a Union Territory and was named Arunachal Pradesh
  • On February 20th 1987, Statehood was conferred on Arunachal Pradesh and it became the 25th State of the Union of India

MIZORAM STATEHOOD DAY

  • Mizoram’s statehood came after a bloody period of insurgency. Separatists groups had demanded independence from India in the 1960s
  • Mizo National Front (MNF) took to armed rebellion to realise this demand
  • The Indian government resorted to bombing parts of the state in retaliation
  • In 1986, Mizoram Peace Accord was signed between India and MNF
  • Mizoram was granted statehood on February 20, 1987, as per Statehood Act of 1986 and Mizoram became the 23rd state of the Indian Union