(January 31, 2013)
Ground Rules for implementation of Suspension of Operation (SoO) between the Government of Mizoram and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) was signed by representatives of the Mizoram government and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) at the State Guest House, Aizawl (Mizoram) after an exchange of views to initiate a peace dialogue in the common interest of finding a permanent political solutions to the Hmar political issues in Mizoram. Modalities of peace talks was first held in Silchar (Assam) on December 13, 2012.
The HPC(D) team was led by Pu Lalbeisei, Vice-Chairman of the HPC(D) and the Mizoram government by Pu Lalbiakzama, Joint Secretary, Home Department, Government of Mizoram.
Both parties agreed and signed a 9 points Ground Rules for implementation of SoO between the Government of Mizoram and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) which initially will be for a period of 6 months effective from January 31, 2013 and which may be extended by mutual consent. The two parties also mutually agreed to hold at least 2 (two) rounds of peace talks for a political solution during the 6 months SoO period.
It is the sincere desire of the HPC(D) that a “Hmar-Government of Mizoram Political Talks” would settle the protracted political problems of the Hmars in Mizoram and that the Government of Mizoram is open and honest to the political aspirations of the Hmar people in Mizoram.
The commitment of the HPC(D) in seeking a permanent political solutions of the Hmar people within the State of Mizoram is clear and unambiguous. The HPC(D) firmly believes that the unfinished agenda of the Hmar people in Mizoram could be resolved through dialogue.
(JOHN F. HMAR)
Department of Information & Publicity
Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic)
General Headquarters, Sinlung