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19 January 2013

Consultative Meeting On Hmar Political Issues Held

Rengkai, Jan 19 : A consultative meeting on Hmar political issues in three states - Assam, Manipur and Mizoram was held January 16 at VET, Muolhlum, Rengkai (Churachandpur, Manipur).

Organised by Hmar People’s Convention - Democratic (HPC-D) was attended by various representatives of civil society organisations, village authorities and village chiefs of the Hmar tribals.

HPC-D chairman LT Hmar informed that as invited by the Mizoram government, the HPC(D) and Mizoram government representatives held a meeting to formulate peace talks across the table in December last year.

SIPHRO chairman David Buhril, who was part of the HPC-D delegation that was in negotiation with the Assam government over the Hmar demands in Assam, said HPC-D (Assam Region) signed a SoO with the Assam government last year and four to five meetings had already been held with the Assam government. He further added that another round of talks will be held in February.

United Peoples Front (UPF) convenor Sanga Hmar informed that a number of tripartite preliminary talks between UPF, Central government and Manipur government had been held, and the Home Ministry has accepted the proposal to initiate political talks on the UPF demands.

The meeting endorsed a three-point declaration - that there should be a political talks between HPC(D) and Mizoram government to settle the Hmar political issues in Mizoram; endorsed HPC-D’s demand for a Hmar Autonomous District Council in Assam, and supports the ongoing tripartite talks between the UPF, Manipur government and Central government.

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