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Betlingchhip Is Our Territory, Tripura Writes To Mizoram: 48 Hours Jampui Strike Calls by Mizo Convention From Monday

In a case of inter-state boundary dispute the Mizoram government has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr PC at Phuldungsei, a village in Jampui Hills in Tripura-Mizoram border following alleged attempts by a social organisation to build a Shiva temple there. While the Tripura government claims that the village is in North Tripura district, the Mizoram government has said the area is within the limits of Mamit district of that state. The prohibitory order was issued on Friday by Mizorams Mamit district magistrate Lal Rozama, who claimed that a social organsiation called Songroma is intending to constructthe temple on October 19 and 20 at Thaidaw Tlang, which is located within the limits of the district. A team led by North Tripura district magistrate Nagesh Kumar and superintendent of police Bhanupada Chakraborty visited the village on Saturday. Tripura government officials said that Phuldungsei village is under the administrative control of Tripura and it has taken up the matter with the Mizoram government. In a latter Addl secretary, government of Tripura writes latter to mizoram government in this regard. ” I am directed to request you to kindly direct the District Megistrate Mamit to rectify and withdraw his order immediately as these areas mentioned in the prohibitory order are already under administrative control of North Tripura District since creation of District/State of Tripura” in the latter said Addl Secretary of tripura to Mizoram Government. The sub-divisional magistrate of Kanchanpur, Chandni Chandran informed the Tripura government in August that Phuldungsei village council has been added as part of the constituency as Zampui Phuldungsei. Traditional Phuldungsei VC as a whole (despite Eastern side falling in Mizoram) has been accepted as a part of Tripura. Hence, the inclusion of the VC and its residents in Mizoram electoral rolls seems to be problematic. There is an urgent need to demarcate the exact boundary between Mizoram and Tripura incorporating the entire Phuldungsei VC in Tripura, Chandran had written to Tripura chief secretary Manoj Kumar. The dispute between Tripura and Mizoram over the village began in August when the former identified some people living there registered their names in the voter lists of both the states. As a result they had double ration cards and enjoyed public welfare benefits from both states. Meanwhile, Tripura-based Jampui Hills Mizo Convention, an apex body representing the Mizo communities of Tripuras Jampui Hills, has called for a 48 hours strike from October 19 to protest against the proposed construction of the temple. The Convention general secretary Zairemthiama Pachuau told PTI that some religious groups and Bru communities from outside Jampui Hills are planning to construct a Shiva temple at Thaidawr tlang near Phuldungsei village.

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