HNLC leaders want withdrawal of cases for participating in peace talks

Shillong, Nov 17: The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has said they will not participate in the dialogue till the government is ready to drop all pending cases.
In a statement on Friday, the HNLC chairman Bobby Marwein and general secretary-cum-publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “Currently, the initial round of official talks has commenced under the guidance of our former vice chairman. However, the government insists on the participation of the chairman and general secretary.
“We have clearly stated that unless all pending cases against us are withdrawn or a framework agreement for a ceasefire is signed, the HNLC chairman or general secretary cannot participate in the discussions. Officially, we have entrusted our newly appointed vice chairman, Teimiki Laloo, with overseeing the process and evaluating its progress,” they added.

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