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Mizoram-HPC (D) peace talks this week

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Mizoram-HPC (D) peace talks this week

Aizawl (www.zoramobserver.com): The next round of peace talks between Mizoram government and H. Zosangbera faction of Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) will be held in the later part of this week, a senior official in the Mizoram home department said.

The official said that the proposed parley is scheduled to be held on 21 (Thursday) and 22 September (Friday) in Aizawl.

He said that the upcoming peace talks has been proposed to last for two days since it is believed to be the last official level talks after which it has been proposed to be elevated to political level talks.

Fourth round of Mizoram-HPC (D) peace talks held in Aizawl on April 28, 2017.

“All issues that require to be resolved at the official level will be tried to discuss and settle during the two days talks,” the official said.

With the ongoing peace talks nearing to its conclusion, the official expressed hope that both parties would reach a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) at the end.

Meanwhile, HPC(D) spokesperson Lalthalien, who headed the first and second round of peace talks told “www.zoramobserver.com” that the main agenda of the upcoming round of talks will be finalization of Sinlung Hills Councill bill.

He said that the HPC(D) delegation is optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing peace talks.

He added that the HPC(D) delegation would be headed by HPC(D) working chairman Lalthanglien and other member would include he himself (Lalthalien), former Hmar Inpui president Dr. John Pulamte, social activist David Buhril, Hmar Students’ Association (HSA) assembly speaker Lalthlamuana Hmar and Lalmuanpuia.

Whereas the four government delegation would be led by Additional Secretary for state Home Department Lalbiakzama. The other members are Joint Secretary for Home Lalhriatpuia, SP, CID (SB) Rodingliana Chawngthu and OSD (Home) David H. Lalthangliana.

The next round of peace talks between Mizoram government and HPC(D) led by H. Zosangbera scheduled to resume in July was delayed as the state government  had decided to rein in the HPC(D) faction led by Lalhmingthanga Sanate.

However, the proposed peace talks with Sanate faction had fizzled out as the government turned down the pre-conditions put forward by the faction. Sanate faction had demanded separate autonomous district council for the Hmar community in Mizoram and a tripartite talks involving a representative of the centre.

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Co-Editor, Zoramobserver.com. Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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