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  • Q1

    The nature of regional aspirations in Nagaland and Mizoram was the

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    Secessionist demands on account of tribal identity.

    Explanation:

    First Nagaland and then Mizoram witnessed strong movements demanding separation from India. Nagaland State was created in 1960; Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura in 1972 while Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram became separate States only in 1986.

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  • Q2

    The Nagaland state was created in the year...

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    1963.

    Explanation:

    The State of Nagaland was formally inaugurated on December 1st, 1963, as the 16th State of the Indian Union. It is bounded by Assam in the West, Myanmar on the east, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam on the North and Manipur in the South.

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  • Q3

    The Assam Movement is the best example of movement against...

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    Outsiders

    Explanation:

    The movement was against illegal migrations, against domination of Bengalis and other outsiders, and against faulty voters’ register that included the names of lakhs of immigrants.

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  • Q4

    The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) came to power in Assam in the year...

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    1985.

    Explanation:

    The Rajiv Gandhi-led government entered into negotiations with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leaders, leading to the signing of an accord in 1985. With the successful completion of the movement, the AASU and the Asom Gana Sangram Parishad organised themselves as a regional political party called Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). It came to power in 1985 with the promise of resolving the foreign national problem as well as to build a ‘Golden Assam’.

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  • Q5

    The Mizo National Front (MNF) under the leadership of Laldenga started an armed campaign for independence in the year...

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    1966.

    Explanation:

    After independence, the Mizo Hills area was made an autonomous district within Assam. The movement for secession gained popular support after the Assam government failed to respond adequately to the great famine of 1959 in Mizo hills. The Mizos’ anger led to the formation of the Mizo National Front (MNF) under the leadership of Laldenga. In 1966 the MNF started an armed campaign for independence. Thus, started a two decade long battle between Mizo insurgents and the Indian army.

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