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Mizo govt hopes for successful peace talks with HPC(D)
AIZAWL: Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Saturday expressed hope that the ongoing peace talks with the Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) would bring permanent peace in the state.
Lalzirliana said that the Mizoram government and the HPC (D) delegations had worked out the framework on agreement which would again be deliberated by the HPC(D) leadership.
The agreement would be laid on the negotiating table when both sides would meet for the third round of talks during the third week of December.
Lalzirliana said that the ongoing peace talks with the HPC(D) would bring permanent peace in the state.
The first round of talks was held on August 10 and the second round on October 5 and 6 in Aizawl.
The negotiations between the state government and the Hmar outfit led by its chairman H Zosangbera fizzled out in August 2013 over disagreement on extension of the Suspension of Operations (SoO) which resulted in the arrest of several leaders of the militant group.
The outfit was formed soon after the Mizoram government and the HPC signed an agreement in 1994. (PTI)