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Shillong: A closed door meeting between Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, along with HNLC interlocutor Peter Dkhar was held on Friday. The meeting was also attended by Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong, Chief Secretary Rebecca Suchiang and Special DGP I Nongrang.

While the home minister refused to comment much, he said it was on the prevailing law and order situation. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that it was normal process and peace talks has to continue.

“We have been clear from day one that every meeting doesn’t have a conclusion; it is just a process. The govt is committed and ensuring continuous communication is carried out for peace talks,” said Sangma.

When asked for more details about the meeting, Sangma said that it wasn’t possible since it may jeopardise the talks. 

It maybe mentioned that on March 10, retired IAS officer Peter S Dkhar was appointed as the interlocutor for peace talks with the HNLC. 

On February 9, the government had welcomed the statement made by the banned militant outfit Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) offering peace talks. Following that the state government decided to appoint an interlocutor.

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