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Govt-HPC(D) first round of political level talks conclude

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The first round of political level talks between the government and the insurgent outfit (Democratic) successfully concluded today, state Additional Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama said here. Both the sides, after deliberations for two days, reached an agreement by accepting the framework agreement, Lalbiakzama said. He said the date for signing the Memorandum of Settlement was yet to be fixed as the modalities have to be worked out. Prior to this, official level talks had been held between the two sides since August 10, 2016. They finalised the draft memorandum of agreement meant to give more autonomy to the constituted following an accord between the and the erstwhile underground HPC in 1994. It was proposed that the name should be changed to and a bill for the proposal would be introduced in the if an culminating into an accord is reached. The government delegation was headed by Political Adviser to Chief Minister, Lalrinmawia Ralte, while the 10-member HPC(D) delegation was led by the outfit's Working Chairman The HPC(D), an offsoot of the HPC, was formed by Lalhmingthanga Sinate in 1995, after HPC cadres laid down arms following the accord inked with the government.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:35 IST