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Banned outfit HNLC withdrawing from peace talks in Meghalaya is matter of concern: BJP

Shillong, January 4: Meghalaya’s BJP unit on Thursday expressed concern over the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) withdrawing from the tripartite peace talks with the Centre and the state government. The banned militant outfit decided to withdraw from peace parleys after their demand for general amnesty for their members was not met. “We are concerned about the outfit’s withdrawal from the peace talks. We believe that peace is necessary for development and progress. We urge all parties involved, including the HNLC, to work towards achieving lasting peace in the state,”...
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Withdraw cases before holding peace talks, outlawed militant group tells Meghalaya govt

Shillong, November 18: The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), an outlawed militant organisation in Meghalaya, has said the outfit's chairman and general secretary will not participate in the ongoing peace talks with the Centre and the state government unless all cases registered against them are withdrawn. "The (state) government insists on the participation of the chairman and general secretary. We have clearly said unless all pending cases against us are withdrawn or a framework agreement for a ceasefire is signed, the HNLC chairman or general secretary cannot participate in the...
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Assam CM urges banned outfit ULFA(I) to join peace talks

Guwahati, July 6: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday reiterated his appeal to ULFA (Independent) chief Paresh Barua to come forward for peace talks, as it is the "only" militant outfit yet to do so. Sarma said he is certain that the ULFA (I) will soon step forward for peace talks. "All insurgents outfits, barring the ULFA (I), have come forward for peace talks and resolved various disputes," he said, while speaking at the arms-laying ceremony of eight Adivasi insurgent outfits here. Altogether 1,182 cadres of the outfits,...
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Meghalaya militant outfit HNLC appoints social worker as interlocutor for peace talks

Shillong, March 27: Militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Sunday said it has appointed social worker Sadon K Blah as its interlocutor for peace talks with the government. Blah is the president of Hynniewtrep National Youth Federation (HNYF). "We have appointed Bah Sadon K Blah as our representative, who shall communicate with government appointed interlocutors Bah Peter S Dkhar (Retd. IAS) and Shri A K Mishra, Advisor MHA Northeast (Retd. IPS) to pursue the peace talks," HNLC general secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said in a statement. "This is a...
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