Newmai News Network
AIZAWL, April 16 - The fourth round of peace talks between Mizoram Government and Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) is scheduled to be held on April 28, Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana said on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters here at a press conference, the Home Minister said, “The next round of parley will discuss measures taken by both sides to arrive at lasting peace.”
The State Government delegation would be led by Additional Secretary, Home department, Lalbiakzama while HPC (D) delegation is expected to be headed by working chairman of HPC (D) LT Hmar and comprising Hmar leaders from Manipur and Mizoram.
Lalzirliana said that Mizoram Government and HPC(D) have had held peace talks on eight occasions to find amicable solution to the Hmar political imbroglio. The first parley was held on November 11, 2010.
The talks revolved around giving more autonomy and power to Sinlung Hill Development Council (SHDC) formed following the agreement signed in 1994 between the erstwhile underground HPC and Mizoram Government.
The HPC (D) was formed just after the surrender of the HPC in 1994. The former is demanding for the creation of a separate autonomous district council in Hmar dominated north Mizoram adjoining Manipur.