In a fruitful peace talks between Hmar People Convention – Democratic ( HPC-D) and Mizoram Government held in Aizwal, capital of Mizoram state in North East India, has ended successfully by signing ceasefire agreement.
At the talks, a ceasefire agreement was signed by both the parties and ground rules were also prepared by the Mizoram government and the HPC-D agreed to abide by them. The ceasefire will remain in force till the next round of talks to be held in the near future. No party will take any offensive action against other during the ceasefire period.
The HPC(D)’s has been demanding for a separate Hmar area, comprising the Hmar-inhabited areas of Mizoram, Manipur and Assam’s Cachar and Dima Hasao districts, to be administered through their proposed autonomous district council. Mizoram, a hub of the Hmars, is a stronghold of the rebel group.
The government side was headed by Lalmalsawma, Home Commissioner who was assisted by C. Thanchhuma, Aizawl Deputy Commissioner, PC Lalchhuanawma, Assistant Director General of Police, C. Laldina, SP CID and Lalhriatpuia, Under Secretary Home. Five representatives from the HPC(D) who participated in the talks were the army chief Lalropui Hmar, political affairs secretary Lalbeise Hmar, information and pulic relations secretary David Hmar, defence secretary Robert Hmar and public relation officer Lalthanglien.
It is good step towards peace in the state which is regarded as most peaceful state among North Eastern states.
News Source : Assam Tribune