Agartala: The Tripura State administration is worried over putting up signboards in Jampui Hill areas of North Tripura district declaring it as a proposed area for Regional Council. The signboards put up by the youth wing of the Jampui Hills Mizo Convention were removed by the administration but the authority did not hide their anxiety over the developments.
Jampui Hills is situated in the northern fringe of Tripura bordering Mizoram and inhabited mostly by Mizo’s. Jampui Hills Mizo Convention is the watershed organization of the hill inhabited only by few thousands and comprising 12 hilly villages.
The Mizo Convention was demanding regional council for quite some time and gave a call to observe bandh on September 4 in support of their demand. The bandh was withdrawn on request of the administration and a delegation of the convention met the Chief Minister on September 6.
In the meeting, the Chief Minister assured the Mizo leaders to look after their developmental issues but refused to give any commitment about creation of a regional council.
Abhedananda Baidya, Sub-divisional Magistrate invited some of the Mizo leaders from the hills in his office and clearly told them putting up of signboards are totally illegal and will not be tolerated. The leaders returned to hills and organized a meeting in front of the Gramin Bank branch at Bhangmun where leaders announced that their movement will continue until formation of the regional council.