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Tripura-Mizoram boundary row: Tension eases after revocation of prohibitory order

The fortnight-long tension along the Tripura-Mizoram boundary eased after the Mizoram authority, following the objection of Tripura government

Tripura-Mizoram boundary

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Oct 2020 1:04 AM GMT

AIZAWL/AGARTALA: The fortnight-long tension along the Tripura-Mizoram boundary eased after the Mizoram authority, following the objection of Tripura government, revoked the prohibitory order imposed along the inter-State borders, officials of both the States said on Monday.

Late on Sunday evening Western Mizoram's Mamit district administration revoked the prohibitory order under section 144 Cr Pc that was clamped in Phuldungsei, Zampui and Zomuantlang villages on Friday in view of the commotion caused after proposed construction of a temple in the Tripura territory by an indigenous organisation.

Tripura Home Department's Additional Secretary Anindya Kumar Bhattacharjee in his October 17 strongly-worded letter to Mizoram Home Department's Deputy Secretary David H. Lalthangliana said that the Mamit District Magistrate erroneously included some Tripura territory too when he promulgated the prohibitory orders in the Mizoram bordering areas.

North Tripura district Superintendent of Police Bhanupada Chakraborty said that though the Mizoram authority revoked the prohibitory order, troopers of the Tripura State Rifles and police would remain at Phuldungsei village for some more times."The deployment of security forces was done in view of the controversy over the rebuilding of a temple. However, there is no untoward incident yet or any kind of tension in our side," Chakraborty told IANS on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Mizo Convention, an organisation of Lusai (Mizo), on Monday has also called-off their two-day shutdown in Phuldungsei and nearby areas on October 19 and 20.

Mizo convention President Ziramthiama Pacchu told the media that in view of the prevailing situation they would not go for the strike on Monday and Tuesday. Phuldungsei has populations of both the Hindu Reangs (locally called 'Bru') and Lusai (Mizo), who are Christian.

Tripura authorities last week ordered to stop reconstruction of a temple at the disputed Phuldungsei village along the inter-State border with Mizoram.

Northern Tripura's Kanchanpur Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Chandni Chandran in a letter to the Vice-President of Bru Songrongma Mtho Babujoy Reang directed to stop reconstruction of the temple. (IANS)

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