AIZAWL, April 11 - Mizoram Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Rtd) today hailed the peace accord signed between Mizoram Government and Hmar People�s Convention-Democratic on April 2 last.
�It is with great pride and happiness that I congratulate Mizoram Government and Hmar People�s Convention-Democratic on having signed a peace accord on April 2. With the stroke of a pen, we have brought to an end 24 long years of suffering and insurgency. The resolve and dedication shown by all the stakeholders towards this end must be commended,� the Governor said in a message.
He said, after the historic Peace Accord of 1986, Mizoram has taken the lead yet again in displaying that peace is attainable even in politically vexed and mired situations. We have continued to showcase that we are one of the most peaceful States, if not the most peaceful, in India.
�With this signing, we now look forward to a more peaceful and prosperous Mizoram. I appeal to all sections of the society to show absolute sincerity in making this a long-lasting solution. I am certain that the Government and HPC (D) will remain true to all our commitments,� the Governor said.
The 103 cadres of HPC-D who surrendered following the peace accord are now lodged in Central Training Institute at Sesawng village about 45 km from here, where the arms laying ceremony will take place on Friday.
Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana is scheduled to attend the laying down of arms ceremony. Official sources said 46 arms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition would be laid down on April 13.