Agartala: A day after the Tripura government took a tough stance against prohibitory order issued by the Mamit district administration’s along the inter-state bordering village; the Mizoram government has revoked Section 144 from Phuldungsei on Sunday.
Phuldungsei village situated at Kanchapur Sub-division under North Tripura district shares state boundary with Tripura and Mizoram.
The Mamit district magistrate Dr Lalrozama in a fresh order revoked the prohibitory order which was issued following an attempt to build a Shiv temple in Phuldungsei village by Tripura residents.
“Prohibitory order…issued by the undersigned…hereby stands revoked with immediate effect as the proposed construction of Shiv Mandir at Thaidawr Tlang has been called off by SONGRONGMA organization”, the order copy reads.
Earlier on Saturday, the additional secretary to the government of Tripura AK Bhattacharya had written a letter to the Mizoram home department OSD and deputy secretary David H Lalthangliana demanding immediate withdrawal of Section 144 from Phuldungsei village.
The Tripura government also said that the Mamit district magistrate has erroneously mentioned Betlingchhip (as also referred to as Thaidawr Tlang by few Mizos) which is currently under complete administrative control and possession of the Tripura under North Tripura district.
“Phuldungsei Jampui is under the Sabual Village Committee of Jampui Hills RD Block in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district. The Tripura government long ago built the ‘watchtower’ at the peak of Betlingchhip long back under the Department of Tourism,” the order copy reads.
Section 144 was issued in Phuldungsei Zampui and Zomuantlang areas of Mamit district in Mizoram, fearing the law and order situation surrounding the construction of temples on the disputed border.
On October 19 and 20, an organization called Songrongma in Tripura planned to build a Shiva temple at Betlingcchip also known as Thaidawr Tlang locally.
Meanwhile, the Jampui Mizo Convention has called for a 48-hour shutdown on the same days.
The development comes two months after the Tripura government identified 130 residents of Phuldungsei enrolled in the electoral roll of Zampui Phuldungsei under Hacchek constituency of Mizoram.
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