Current Affairs For CLAT, Passage- Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
  Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute recently came into the limelight following a violent clash between the residents of these two states in the border area. The recent clash occurred on October 17, 2020 when the residents of Lailapur village in Cachar district of Assam collided with the locals of Kolasib district of Mizoram. Earlier on October 9, a similar kind of clash took place at the border area between ‘Karamp-imganj’ district of Assam and Mamit district of Mizoram. The Assam-Mizoram Border conflict is not a new one but the dispute has persisted for long.

 

The boundary issue between present-day Assam and Mizoram dates back to the colonial era when inner lines were demarcated according to the administrative needs of British Raj. The issue could not be settled once and for all when the state was created in independent India. The result is both states continue to have a differing perception of the border.

 

Mizoram was granted statehood in {4} by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986. Assam became a constituent state of India in 1950 and lost much of its territory to new states that emerged from within its borders between the early 1960s and the early 1970s. The Assam-Mizoram dispute stems from a notification of 1875 that differentiated {3} from the plains of Cachar, and another of 1933 that demarcates a boundary between {3} and Manipur.

 

QUESTIONS (1-5)

Q.1 Which of the following Articles of Indian Constitution, talks about the formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries and names?

 

A. Article 3
B. Article 14
C. Article 143
D. Article 252

Q.2 Currently, Which of the following persons are the Chief Ministers of Assam & Mizoram respectively?

 

A. Pema Khandu & Sarbananda Sonowal
B. Sarbananda Sonowal & Pu Zoramthanga
C. Sarbananda Sonowal & Shri Neiphiu Rio
D. N. Biren Singh & Conrad K Sangma

Q.3 Earlier before the year of Independence Mizoram was a part of Assam and it was known by which of the following names that should be replaced with {3}?

 

A. Lushai Hills
B. Phawngpui Hills
C. Kolasib Hills
D. None of the above

Q.4 Assam was granted statehood in the year of 1950 itself but in which of the following years does the Mizoram got the status of state under the Union of India that should be written in place of {4}?

 

A. 1963
B. 1967
C. 1987
D. 1991

Q.5 The Dispute over the boundary of Assam and Mizoram is about the clash between the two demarcation notification issued. Which of the following are these two?

 

A. Demarcation notification of 1950 v. Demarcation notification of 1987.
B. Demarcation notification of 1875 v. Demarcation notification of 1933
C. Demarcation notification of 1881 v. Demarcation notification of 1935.
D. None of the above

 

 

 

 

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Answers

1. A
2. B
3. A
4. C
5. B