Shillong, July 20: Cabinet minister and Khliehriat MLA Kyrmen Shylla on Tuesday appealed to the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) to give up arms and come forward for peace talks.
“Violence cannot be a solution to any problem,” Shylla told reporters while reacting to the recent IED attack on the police reserve in his constituency.
“The best thing is that they (the HNLC members) come for talks. I believe that our Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui are taking necessary steps on this,” he added.
The minister said the outfit should express its grievances and the government would listen and take suggestions.
“So, it is really bad if the government does wrong things and people suffer, that is not right. At the same time, if terrorists do something wrong in the name of ieid jaidbynriew and at the end our jaidbynriew suffers, that is also not right,” Shylla said.