The peace parley between the Mizoram government and Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) led by H Zosangbera is likely to be resumed this month.
Mizoram Home Minister R. Lalzirliana said officials of the Home department and other concerned departments including ministers will meet on Monday over the ongoing peace parleys to decide and fix the date for next round of talks.
The next round of peace talks would be a political level talk, he said.
Earlier, the Home Minister had said that the state government had planned to commence the tentative political level talks before Christmas last year.
He had also said that the onus for continuation of parleys with the group lay with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
To find amicable solution to the vexed Hmar political imbroglio, both the Mizoram government and HPC (D) led by Zosangbera have been holding peace talks starting from August 2016.
The last official level talk was held in September last year in Aizawl, which ended on a positive note.
The peace talks revolved around autonomy to the existing Sinlung Hills Development Council (SHDC) which would be re-christened as Singlung Hills Council (SHC).
During the last talk, both sides also agreed in principle the draft of Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) and Sinlung Hills Council Bill.
The HPC (D) was formed after the surrender of the HPC cadres to the authorities, by some leaders who were not satisfied with the terms of the agreement and continued to demand a separate autonomous district council under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
The outfit, which had revived the demand for autonomy since 1995, recently agreed to drop the demand paving the way for a solution to the Hmar impasse.