`Fencing on Bangla border within Mizo territory`
Mizoram govt claimed the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing near Pukzing village in Mamit district was constructed six km within the state`s territory.
Aizawl: Mizoram government on Monday claimed
the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing near Pukzing village in
Mamit district was constructed six km within the state`s
territory and that organisation entrusted with fencing has
been asked to rectify the error.
To a query in the assembly Home Minister R Lalzirliana
said the National Building Construction Company (NBCC), which
executed the border fencing work in this sector, was
instructed by the state to rectify the anomaly.
In a stunning charge, ruling Congress member Nirupam
Chakma said that there were many places where the Union Home
Ministry`s instructions had not been followed and the
construction company, which executed the works in southern
parts of the state even maintained that Silosora, a hamlet in
Mizoram, is a Bangladeshi village.
As the members expressed concern, the home minister
promised that he would look into Chakma`s charges and take
The minister said border fencing works were yet to be
completed and as per the directions of the Union Home
Ministry, the fencing should be erected at 150 yards from the
border while it is admissible to erect it even at 500 yards in
a more difficult terrain.