The draft Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) or framework agreement proposed to be signed between Mizoram government and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) was approved at the consultation meeting of the Hmar community, HPC(D) leaders said today. The leaders said the consultation meeting was held yesterday at Mizoram-Manipur border Sakawrdai village.
The meeting was convened by the 'Hmar Inpui' or Supreme House of the Hmar community and chaired by Joseph Lalrothanga, president of the Hmar Inpui. The meeting also approved the draft Sinlung Hills Council Bill, 2017 which is required to be approved by the Mizoram Council of Ministers before its introduction in the state legislature. Official level peace talks between the government and the HPC (D) delegation held since August 10 last year concluded on September 22 last and the political level talks was proposed to be held during the last part of this year. The HPC (D) led by H Zosangbera and the government were optimistic about the outcome of the talks to end the Hmar imbroglio. However, the efforts to include the HPC(D) faction led by Lalhmingthanga Sanate, based in Assam had not bore any results so far.
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