Mizoram government would not hold negotiations with Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention (Democrats) militants despite the outfit having expressed its willingness, Home Minister R. Lalzirliana said today.

Lalzirliana told PTI that the HPC(D) faction led by its 'Chairman' H. Zosangbera approached the state government with peace overtures which were turned down last year.

"We do not have any intention to hold negotiations during 2016 unless the militants fulfill our conditions," he said.

Lalzirliana reiterated that parleys with the Hmar outfit would not take place until the militants returned all the arms taken by them. The outfit had ambushed the Assembly committee on government assurances team early last year.

Three policemen were killed when HPC(D) militants ambushed the Assembly committee team on March 28 last year near Mizoram-Manipur border Zokhawthiang hamlet.

~ Press Trust of India 

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