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�Resume HPC(D) peace talks�

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, June 12 - The ruling Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has advocated resumption of peace talks between the State Government and Hmar People�s Convention (Democratic) and reaching amicable solution by this year, the 30th anniversary of the signing of the historic Mizo Accord.

The MPCC office bearers� meeting chaired by Chief Minister and State PCC chief Lal Thanhawla on Friday said that bringing peace in the insurgency-hit north-eastern part of the State adjoining Manipur remained a matter of concern for the people living in the area and also for the ruling party.

The meeting also made special mention about scale of celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Mizo Peace Accord on June 30, 1986.

The State PCC also decided that Excise and Narcotics Minister R Lalzirliana should constitute Review and Evaluation Committee on the impact of the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition and Control Act, 2014 which is in force in the State for a year.

�The Committee should study the impact of the implementation of the Act in the Mizo society and make recommendations without any prejudice,� the meeting said.

The MLPC Act was implemented since mid-January last year and wine shops opened from mid-March in 2015 after the State reeled under stringent prohibition law for 18 years. � PTI

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