Guwahati, Oct 17: In the wake of simmering tension over rebuilding of a temple, the administrations in Tripura and Mizoram geared up security measures and impose prohibitory orders even as the Tripura authorities stopped reconstruction of a temple at disputed Phuldungsei village along the inter-state boundary.
Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Saturday said that in view of the public resentment, the state government has taken precautionary measures along the inter-state borders with Tripura.
"Tripura Home Secretary is yet to respond to our Home Secretary Lalbiaksangi's letter over the inter-state border issue," Chuaungo said.
Prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC were clamped in Phuldungsei, Zampui and Zomuantlang villages in view of the proposed construction of a temple in the area by an indigenous organisation of Tripura, according to officials in Mamit district of Mizoram
Meanwhile, troopers of the Tripura State Rifles and police were posted at Phuldungsei village on Friday.
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Mizoram has requested the Survey of India to facilitate the joint spot verification with the Governments of Tripura and Mizoram to resolve the inter-state boundary issue at the earliest.
It was reported that Songrongma of Tripura, a local indigenous organisation, is trying to construct a temple at the "disputed inter-state border village near Phuldungsei, which Mizoram claims to be under its Mamit district.
Tripura administration has instructed the Vice-President of Bru Songrongma, Mtho Babujoy Reang directed to stop reconstruction of the temple.
Phuldungsei has populations of both the Hindu Reangs (locally called ‘Bru') and Lusai (Mizo), who are Christian.