Govt wants HNLC top leaders to come for talks by Sep 30

No comments from Prestone on resignation of outfit's vice chairman

Shillong, Sep 28: The state government expects the top leaders of the HNLC to come  for talks by September 30.


The tripatrite dialogue was delayed after a summon was issued to HNLC general secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw regarding a pending case related to Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The resignation of outfit’s vice chairman Manbhalang Jyrwa on Thursday comes at a time when the talks are in progress.

While the HNLC made it clear that the peace talks will not be affected by the resignation of  the outfit’s senior functionary, Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home Prestone Tynsong refused to comment on the matter.

“No comments”, Tynsong said when asked about the development.

Last week, Prestone said the government had already sent a letter to the HNLC seeking response from the top leaders by September 30 to carry forward the talks.

However, the government is yet to receive any communication from the outfit in this regard.

According to the outgoing vice president of HNLC, though the letter was sent by the government for the talks, everything is flexible.

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