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Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla appeals to Rajnath Singh to resume peace talks with KNO

Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 6:30pm IST | Place: Aizawl | Agency: PTI

  • Rajnath Singh

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to resume peace talks with Manipur's Kuki National Organisation (KNO) leadership soon, an official statement today said.

The statement said Lal Thanhawla met Singh in Delhi yesterday and informed the latter that the KNO was not fighting for secession from the Indian Union but struggled for rights of the Kukis.

The Chief Minister said the KNO had signed a Suspension of Operation (SoO) with the Union Home Ministry and that resumption of talks to find a permanent solution to the Kuki problem would be welcomed.

He also apprised Singh about the repatriation of Bru tribals from the relief camps in Tripura saying 6,511 Brus belonging to 1,237 families have been repatriated till date despite opposition and obstruction from the Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum (MBDPF), the statement added. 

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