Phuldungsei village situated at Kanchanpur Sub-division under North Tripura district shares state boundary between Tripura and Mizoram

Agartala: Mizoram government has written a letter demanding Tripura Police and para-military forces withdraw from Phuldungsei village, an inter-state border village in Mamit district. This comes three weeks after Mizoram withdrew the prohibitory order issued by the Mamit district administration.

Phuldungsei village, situated in Kanchanpur Sub-division under North Tripura district, shares the state boundary between Tripura and Mizoram.

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A letter written by Mizoram home secretary Lalbiaksangi to his counterpart in Tripura on October 28 informed that Thaidawr Tlang, which is part of Jampui Hills including Phuldungsei village, is a part of Mizoram. He said that a contingent of about 100 Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel were stationed at the peak of Thaidawr Tlang and new construction is being set up to accommodate the troops along the area.

“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,” Mizoram home secretary said in her letter addressed to Tripura home secretary BK Sahu.

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The development comes three months after the Tripura government identified 130 residents of Phuldungsei enrolled in the electoral roll of Zampui Phuldungsei under Hacchek constituency of Mizoram.

On October 11, the Mizoram government had raised an objection to the construction of a temple in Phuldungsei village, stating that the 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 Mizoram state had imposed Section-144 with effect from October 16 restricting public movement along the border region. However, after the Tripura government took a tough stance against the prohibitory order issued by the Mamit district administration along the inter-state bordering village, Mizoram revoked Section 144 from Phuldungsei within 48 hours.

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