Mamit: Mizoram government on Friday imposed curfew to prevent any untoward incident in the sensitive areas of Phuldungsei Zampui and Zomuantlang village under Mamit district along Tripura border where one tribal organisation belonging to the neighbouring state tried to construct a temple.
One organisation namely SONGRONGMA of Tripura had intended to construct a Shiv Mandir at Thaidawr Tlang which is located within Mamit District, Mizoram on 19th & 20th October 2020, a statement issued by the district administration said on Friday.
It further noted that the construction plan of a temple was without the permission of the State government and is against the interest of the local community and could harm peace and tranquillity in the region.
“It is necessary to prohibit people from assembling in groups to prevent any untoward incident which is likely to disrupt or adversely effect peace and tranquillity prevailing in the region,” a statement issued by Dr Lalrozama, District Magistrate, Mamit District said.
“It is hereby prohibited any assembly of five or more persons in the village and surrounding areas of Phuldungsei Zampui and Zomuantlang, Mamit District, Mizoram,” the statement further informed.
This order shall come into force from 16th October 2020 and shall remain in force until further orders.
This order shall not be applicable in case of law enforcing agencies viz, Magistrate, Police Personnel and any other persons who are lawfully engaged in the maintenance of law and order, the press note said.
It may be recalled that early this month, Mizoram Home Secretary Lalbiaksangi wrote a letter to his Tripura counterpart B K Sahu, informing that any activity at the “disputed” inter-state boundary could result in law and order problems, and sought “immediate and indefinite” stoppage of all work in the area.
Any violation of this order will be dealt with under Section 188 of IPC, the note added.