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Mizoram Govt disburses rehab package to HPC(D)
Newmai News

A cadre of Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) receiving peace package from Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana in Aizawl on Wednesday. - Photo: Newmai News
 AIZAWL, June 13 - As per the peace accord signed on April 2, Mizoram Government on Wednesday disbursed the rehabilitation package to cadres of Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic).

Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana handed over Rs 2.80 lakh each to 102 HPC (D) cadres and 12 leaders in a function held at police headquarters in Aizawl. Rs 30,000 each in cash and Rs 2.5 lakh each in cheque were disbursed to the HPC-D cadres.

Earlier, the State Government had disbursed Rs 20,000 each to the cadres during the “home coming ceremony” at Sesawng village, near Aizawl on April 13.

Speaking on the occasion, R Lalzirliana said that the State Government is giving utmost care to the welfare of the HPC (D) cadres. He also said that the State Government is committed to fulfill all the provisions of the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between Mizoram Government and the Hmar rebels on April 2.

The Home Minister appealed to the HPC (D) leadership and cadres to ‘co-operate’ with the State Government in maintaining peace and tranquility in the State.

He added that a special Assembly session would be convened on June 27 to pass the Sinlung Hills Council (SHC) Bill.

The creation of SHC to replace the existing Sinlung Hills Development Council (SHDC) was agreed upon by the State Government and the Hmar militants, according to the peace accord.

Altogether 114 HPC(D) leaders and cadres laid down arms in the “home coming ceremony” held on April 13 at Sesawng village near Aizawl.

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