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Manipur’s ZOMI renews its demand for the creation of Zoland Territorial Council 

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  • December 25, 2020
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Manipur’s ZOMI renews its demand for the creation of Zoland Territorial Council 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Tribal issues & GS-II – Constitution

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  • Manipur’s Zomi ethnic group has renewed its demand for the creation of Zoland Territorial Council (ZTC) under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, a self-administered zone on the lines of the Bodoland Territorial Council in Assam.

Important value additions 

Zomi

  • The Zou people or Zomi are an indigenous community living along the frontier of India and Burma. 
  • They are a sub-group of the Zo people (Mizo-Kuki-Chin).
  • In India, they live with and are similar in language and habits to the Paite and the Simte peoples.
  • In India, the Zou are officially recognized as one of the 33 indigenous peoples within the state of Manipur, and are one of the Scheduled tribes.
  • According to the 2001 Census, the Zou/Jou population in Manipur is around 20,000, less than 3% of the total population. 
  • The community is concentrated in Churachandpur and Chandel districts of Manipur.

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