“As the area in which the TSR is positioned and new constructions being made is inside Mizoram, you may shift the TSR from Thaidawr Tlang peak to a location inside Tripura and stop and remove all constructions at this location,” the Mizoram Home Secretary said in a letter to the government of Tripura. Tripura government deployed TSR when Mizoram claimed Phuldungsei and adjoining parts, which they call Thaidawr Tlang, are parts of Mizoram. The tension piqued after an announcement by SONGRONGMA, a local tribal organisation, which said it would construct a Shiv Mandir and do community activities in the area on October 19 and 20. Mizoram opposed this, and issued prohibitory orders in the village. The prohibitory order was contested by Tripura on grounds of administrative command. Subsequently, after dialogue, the temple construction and the prohibitory order were both cancelled. The standoff between Tripura and Mizoram, over Phuldungsei village in the Jampui Hill range, started in August, when Tripura administration identified that 130 people living here were registered both in Tripura and Mizoram, and had names in electoral rolls, ration cards and other public welfare benefit schemes of both states.