Mizoram to hold talks with Hmar outfit

Mizoram government would soon hold talks with the underground Hmar People`s Convention - Democrats (HPC-D), Home Secretary Lalmalsawma said here today.

Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 18:17 PM IST

Aizawl: Mizoram government would soon
hold talks with the underground Hmar People`s Convention -
Democrats (HPC-D), Home Secretary Lalmalsawma said here today.

Lalmalsawma said that the HPC-D had approached the
state government for talks and the government agreed to engage
the outfit for negotiations.

"Both the parties are yet to elaborate on the issues
to be discussed in the talks and no pre-conditions have been
set by the Hmar outfit," he said.

The state government constituted a committee to
conduct the talks with the HPC-D under the chairmanship of the
home secretary where Saizela, DIG (Headquarters), C.
Thanchhuma, Deputy Commissioner Aizawl, C. Laldinliana, SP,
CID (SB) and Hriatpuia Under Secretary for home were members.

The HPC-D is a Hmar outfit, operating mainly in
neighbouring Manipur and demanding a separate Hmar Autonomous
District Council comprising Hmar-inhabited areas in the north
eastern part of Mizoram.

The outfit had been indulging in a number of illegal
activities including, murder, abduction and extortion in
Manipur and also in Mizoram.

PTI