Meghalaya: Top HNLC leaders to participate in tripartite peace talks with Govt.
Shillong: Top HNLC leaders to participate in tripartite peace talks with Govt. The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) announced on Wednesday that the organization has released its vice-chairman Manbhalang Jyrwa, political secretary Ister Val Thongani, and foreign secretary Phrangkupar Diengdoh in an ongoing dispute between its two PSOs. It has given the authority to participate in the bilateral peace talks. Government of India, Government of Meghalaya and HNLC.
The PSOs are Aiborlem Marbaniang and Storgy Lyngdoh.
“The agenda of peace talks was initiated since 2004 but could not be implemented despite Congress being in power at the state as well as at the Centre,” the HNLC said in a statement.
He added that once again in 2014, following a request by former Meghalaya Governor RS Musahari to come to the negotiating table, the HNLC accepted the offer to come forward but later, “the same Congress government asked them to come to the negotiating table.” Failed.
“This time the HNLCM is positive about the initiative taken by the MDA government as well as the approval given by the NDA government at the Centre. Due to the support of both the GOM and the GOI over the last few months The talks are moving in the right direction”, he added.
The organization added, “The decision to send our top leaders to join the ongoing peace talks is due to the confidence shown by the HNLC and the appointed interlocutor AK Mishra, Ministry of Home Affairs (retired IPS) Peter Dakhar.” (Retd.) IAS), our representative Bah Sadon Blah and HNYF.
He also thanked the government for providing safe passage to his leaders. “At the same time, we are confident that the safety and security of our leaders will not be compromised. Our leaders should feel safe and comfortable and at home as a result of their stay at designated places provided by the government. An atmosphere of detention should not be created.
The organization also said that as long as the peace process is ongoing, they are committed to making it happen and will leave no stone unturned in the hope of a positive outcome.