The government of Mizoram and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) would hold the second round of peace parleys during the first week of October here, HPC(D) delegation leader Lalthalien said.
The negotiations could not be resumed as agreed earlier during mid-September due to the tight schedule of the state government officials, Lalthalien, a prominent church leader,told PTI.
"We hope that the second round of the talks would be fruitful and may take more than a day," he said. The talks would mainly centre around the demands of the Hmar militant outfit seeking greater autonomy and more power to the Sinlung Hills Development Council (SHDC), Lalthalien said.
Both the sides would deliberate on making the SHDC better suited for the people of the area, maybe even "better than an autonomous district council" under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, he said.
The first round of negotiations was held on August 10 under cordial atmosphere and mutual trust on both the sides in which HPC(D) was represented by a delegation led by Lalthalien and comprising former President of Hmar Inpui (Hmar Supreme House) Dr John Pulamte, President of Hmar Students Association (HSA) Lalthlamuana Hmar, General Secretary of Hmar Inpui Francis Songate, Rohringa and Thanglianchhunga.
The state government delegation led by additional secretary for home, Lalbiakzama comprised Joint Secretary for home Lalhriatpuia, SP, CID (SB) Rodingliana Chawngthu and OSD (Home) David H Lalthangliana.