Phuldungsei village situated at Kanchapur Sub-division under North Tripura district shares state boundary with Tripura and Mizoram Credit: File Image

Agartala:The Mizoram government has objected to the construction of a temple in the disputed inter-state border village of Phuldungsei. The development comes two months after Tripura government identified 130 residents of Phuldungsei enrolled in the electoral roll of Zampui Phuldungsei under Hacchek constituency of Mizoram.

The village situated at Kanchapur Sub-division under North Tripura district shares state boundary with Tripura and Mizoram, around 324 Km from Agartala.

A letter addressed by Mizoram home secretary to his counterpart in Tripura, BK Sahu said that construction of Mandir (temple) in the disputed inter-state border village could result into law and order problems and sought immediate and indefinite stop to the proposed building..

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The letter reads, “Report has been received by the Government of Mizoram regarding attempts by SONGRONGMA of Tripura to construct a mandir at the disputed inter-state border village near Phuldungsei at Thaidawr tlang, Mamit district. It is also reported that community work is proposed to be organized on 19th and 20th October, 2020.”

The letter also cited that since any activities within the disputed inter-state border can result in law & order problems. “It is requested to kindly intervene and issue necessary instructions to the concerned District Administration for the immediate and indefinite stoppage of the proposed construction”, the letter made available EastMojo reads.

The survey of India to facilitate a joint spot verification drive with the two-state governments to resolve the issue.

Tripura home secretary BK Sahu has confirmed that a letter from his counterpart was received on Saturday and said that required action would be taken by the state administration.

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Earlier in August the Kanchanpur Sub-divisional magistrate Chandani Chandaran wrote a letter to the government informing that Phuldungsei Village Council had been added as part of the constituency as Zampui Phuldungsei and 130 voters in the electoral roll of Zampui Phuldungsei are residents of Tripura.

“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”, the letter reads.

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