HNLC ready for peace talks within ambit of Constitution

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Shillong, Feb 8: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Tuesday said that they are ready to talk within the ambit of the Indian constitution and without any pre-conditions.

The HNLC general secretary cum publicity secretary, Sainkupar Nongtraw in a statement said that the Standstill Agreement and the Instrument of Accession shall not be included.

“If the government of India is willing then we are ready to go for a dialogue,” Nongtraw said.

The HNLC also said that it hoped that NGOs and pressure groups would also have a stake in the peace process.

“After decades of confrontation and suffering we the HNLC decided to have a dialogue with the government of Meghalaya and the government of India as we in the view of acknowledgment that a peaceful solution shall be achieved leaving aside all bitterness,” Nongtraw said.

The HNLC also urged the centre to appoint an interlocutor at the earliest

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