IAS Gyan

Daily News Analysis


25th December, 2020 Environment

Context: Manipur’s  Zomi ethnic group has renewed its demand for a self-administered zone on the lines of the Bodoland Territorial Council in Assam.

  • The Zomi Council, representing nine Zomi tribes, it banking for the creation of Zoland Territorial Council (ZTC) under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

About zomi:

  • The word Zo is used to describe an ethnic group, also known as the Mizo, the Kuki, the Zomi, the Chin and a number of other names based on geographic distribution, are a large group of related Tibeto-Burman peoples spread throughout the northeastern states of India, northwestern Myanmar (Burma) and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.
  • In northeastern India, they are present in: Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam.