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29 July 2013

Talks Between Mizoram Govt & HPC (D) To Resume

Aizawl, Jul 29 : Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana today said the talks between the state government and the Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention (Democrats) would be resumed during the first part of August.

Lalzirliana told PTI that when the parleys are resumed, the state government delegation would no longer be led by a joint secretary but by a person with higher position.

He, however, did not want to reveal whether the talks would be elevated from official level to the political level.

The last talks between the two sides held on July 18 in Aizawl was inconclusive as they failed to extend the bilateral suspension of operations (SoO) signed on January 31 and due to expire on July 31.

The HPC delegation insisted that the government show its sincerity in solving the Hmar problem by organising another round of talks in the near future before the SoO was extended.

The HPC(D) has been demanding a separate autonomous district council for the north eastern part of Mizoram adjoining Manipur under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.


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