Know your history | A brief guide into the origin of Meghalaya Statehood Day
By migrator | Tue, 21 Jan 2020
TNT FEATURE | JANUARY 21, 2020
1 Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills on January 21, 1972.
2 The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia tribes had their own kingdoms until they came under British administration in the 19th century. Later, the British incorporated Meghalaya into Assam in 1835. The region enjoyed semi-independent status by virtue of a treaty relationship with the British Crown.
3 When Bengal was partitioned on 16 October 1905 by LordCurzon, Meghalaya became a part of the new province of "Eastern Bengal and Assam." However, when the partition was reversed in 1912, Meghalaya became a part of the province of Assam.