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HPC(D) leaders hope talks would find solution to Hmar problem

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The (Democratic) leaders today expressed optimism that political level talks with government next month would find a solution to the Hmar problem.

HPC(D) leaders, based in neighbouring Manipur, on condition of anonymity said that the militant outfit was yet to decide on the members of the delegation while confirming that the working president of the group Lalthalien Hmar would be in the delegation and would continue to be the

The HPC(D) leaders expressed optimism that the peace parleys would make a headway in bringing to the vexed Hmar problem.

Home R Lalzirliana had recently announced that the first round of political level talks with the HPC (D) was scheduled to be held on March 5 in Aizawl.

State Home department officials said that former Lalrinmawia Ralte, recently appointed as to was most likely to head the delegation.

The proposed political level talks, proposed to be held before last year was delayed as chief minister constituted a three-member committee of legislators to examine the draft legislation on the formation of (SHC).

The talks held during August, 2016 and September, 2017 mainly revolved around giving more autonomy to the existing (SHDC) as also restructuring the Council.

The name of the Council was proposed to be changed from to Sinlung Hills Council.

The HPC was demanding a separate autonomous district council under the sixth schedule of the Constitution for the Hmar community concentrated in the north eastern part of the state adjoining Manipur, before the accord was signed.

The HPC (D) recently agreed to drop the demand for autonomy under the sixth schedule paving the way for solution to the Hmar imbroglio.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:40 IST
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