Peace Talks With HNLC: Outfit sees positive outcome after two failed attempts

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HNLC) has authorized its Vice Chairman, Political Secretary and Foreign secretary including two of their PSO (Personal Security officers) to participate in the ongoing Tripartite Peace talks between the GoI, GoM and the HNLC
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Guwahati: The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has authorized its Vice Chairman Manbhalang Jyrwa, Political Secretary Aristerwell Thongni, and Foreign secretary Phrangkupar Diengdoh including two of their PSO (Personal Security officers) Aiborlem Marbaniang and Storgy Lyngdoh to participate in the ongoing Tripartite Peace talks between the Government of India, Government of Meghalaya and the HNLC.

In a press statement, Saińkupar Nongtraw, General Secretary cum Publicity Secretary, HNLC said, “Since the year 2004 the agenda of peace talks were initiated but it did not materialise, in spite of the Congress being in power at the state as well as the centre. Again in the year 2014 as per the request made by Ex-Governor of Meghalaya RS Moosahary to come forward to the negotiating table, the HNLC accepted the offer to come forward but subsequently, the same congress government failed us. This time the HNLC is positive about the initiative taken by the MDA government as well as the approval made by the NDA government at the centre. For the last few months, the talks have been heading in the right direction due to the cooperation extended by both the GoM and the GoI.  The decision to send our top leaders to engage in the ongoing peace talks is due to the trust that has been built between the HNLC and the appointed interlocutors AK Mishra, Ministry of Home Affairs(Retd IPS), Peter Dkhar (Retd IAS), our representative Bah Sadon Blah and the HNYF.”

Thanking the government for providing a safe passage to our leaders, Saińkupar Nongtraw stated that they believe that the safety and security of our leaders shall not be compromised. “Our leaders should feel safe and comfortable and that their stay in the appointed locations as provided by the government should not result in house arrest kind of an atmosphere,” added Saińkupar Nongtraw.

Saińkupar Nongtraw also mentioned that as long as the peace process is in progress, they are determined to make it happen. “We would not leave any stone unturned and hope for a positive outcome. But in case of any eventuality whereby the peace talks fail, our leaders should return safe and sound to our respective location headquarters as per the discussions held with the government,” said the General Secretary cum Publicity Secretary, HNLC.

Further, Saińkupar Nongtraw said that HNLC is committed to the peace talks and we hope and expect the same kind of commitment from the government. “We believe that the  Peace process would be expedited at the earliest and a step towards a political solution would be arrived at. So as to enable Peace and tranquillity in the State,” concluded Saińkupar Nongtraw.

Also Read: Peace Talks With HNLC: Outfit waiting official communication from GOM on appointment of interlocutors

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