Incidents and Statements involving HPC-D:
December 18: A senior Home Department official said
that the Special Branch (SB) of Mizoram Police had been entrusted
by the Government with the preliminary task of holding the parleys
with some of the underground Hmar leaders of HPC-D to learn about
their demands. The first such meeting was held in Aizawl on December
13, 2012.The meeting came about after the insurgent leaders, now
camping in the Tipaimukh area of Manipur, suggested their keenness
for revival of the peace talks. The peace initiative with HPC-D
started in the year 2008.
December 5: State Home Minister
R Lalzirliana justified his Government's refusal to hold further
parleys with the HPC-D militants stating that the Government did
not know which faction to talk to. Lalzirliana also alleged that
while some militant groups signed SoO with the Security Forces in
neighbouring Manipur under the supervision of the MHA, some factions
were indulging in criminal activities, including abduction for ransom,
extortion and even armed robbery, rather than depositing their arms
in the designated camps in accordance with SoO.
December 3: Erstwhile leaders of
the disbanded HPC condemned the State Government for failing to
hold elections for the SHDC for the past 18 years. The guidelines
for the council had been notified on September 10, 2008, in the
Mizoram Gazette. The chairman of the HPC MoS Implementation Demand
Committee, S. Khuma, said that the panel was set up last July to
push for implementation of the accord.
State Government has decided to start
negotiations with HPC-D on December 13.
November 19: CJM court in Aizwal
granted bail to critically ill commander-in-chief of HPC-D, Lalropuia
(47) on health grounds. He was arrested on June 2012.
October 9: HPC-D has, once again
pushed the Government of Mizoram to another difficult situation
as it stands its ground firm not to allow the latter to conduct
Village Council elections in Sinlung Hills of Mizoram. The Government
of Mizoram has been desperately trying to conduct the VC elections
as it has already fixed more than one date for filing the nomination
The president of the HPC (the main
Hmar political party in north-eastern Mizoram) Thangliensung, even
as he was summoned by the Government to find a way out.
October 4: According to a senior
intelligence source of the state Police, two militant gangs operating
in the Barak valley region in south Assam, the UDLF-B and the HPC-D
has created nexus for the exchange of the tactical inputs and the
training of the former's volunteers by the most experienced Hmar
insurgents. It was revealed during a phase of debriefing of two
surrendered Bru (also known as the Reangs) militants in the District
headquarters town of Hailakandi last month.
September 20: Security Forces under
the Red Shield Division arrested three cadres of breakaway faction
(Lalminthang faction) of HPC-D at Khomoi village in Churachandpur
District. One 7.65mm pistol with seven live rounds and one 9mm pistol
with two live rounds were recovered from their possession.
July 23: Clarifying that the KNLF
is not part of SoO groups, the KNO, washes its hand on the alleged
illegal activities of the former, saying it does not condoned their
July 22: One cadre of Elvis Hmar
faction of HPC identified as Lamlalsol Gangte and one overground
worker of SK Thadou faction of UTLA identified as Lalminsang Kipgen
have been arrested by troops of 22 Assam Rifles from Seijang village
of Jiribam in Imphal East District while they were extorting from
bamboo traders and shopkeepers of Barak Circle. The duo has been
handed over to Jiribam Police station along with one Bolt Action
Rifle and a magazine with four live rounds which were seized from
July 18: H. Zosangbera, the 'chairman'
of HPC-D was arrested from Indira Gandhi International Airport in
New Delhi by a combined team of Mizoram Police and Delhi Police
at around 6.30, a senior State Police officer said on July 18. Mizoram
Home Minister R. Lalzirliana justified the arrest of the leader
stating that the HPC-D was not regarded a militant group by the
Congress Government in Mizoram, but following their split into two
factions, one of the factions led by H Zosangbera started disturbing
the peace and tranquillity of Mizoram. And, as they continue disturbing
the Government and the people, two of their leaders 'Army Chief'
Lalropuia and 'Deputy Army Chief 'Biaknunga were also arrested sometime
back, the Home Minister said.
June 17: The Mizoram Government
is firm on the arrest of top leaders of the HPC-D even as UPF of
Manipur urged both the Centre and the Mizoram Government to release
them. State Home Minister R. Lalzirliana said that the HPC-D's 'army
chief' Lalropuia and 'deputy army chief' Biaknunga were arrested
as the outfit has been indulging in illegal activities inside Mizoram
including murder, intimidation and extortion. Chief Minister Lal
Thanhawla also accused the HPC-D of violating the terms and conditions
of the SoO signed with the security forces under the supervision
of the Union Home Ministry. Lalropuia and Biaknunga were arrested
on June 10 from Silchar (Assam) airport by the Mizoram Police and
were brought to Aizawl the same day and were charged with murder,
criminal intimidation and extortion. The UPF condemned the arrest,
saying "the HPC-D is one of the constituents of the UPF in signing
the SoO and that the Mizoram Government should make approach for
peace rather than arresting leaders of the militants who wanted
that their demands be met without resorting to violence".
June 14: UPF called on the Union
Government and the State Government of Mizoram to release the HPC-D
leaders who were arrested by the Mizoram Armed Police (MAP) from
Silchar Airport on June 10. Laropuia, 'Commander-in-chief' of the
HPC-D, a constituent armed group of the UPF, and his 'deputy', Bieknung
was arrested by the MAP despite having a standing SoO agreement
with the Government of India and the Security Forces, said the UPF.
It also contended that the action of the Mizoram Government came
as a root shock to the front that has been sincerely working towards
peaceful solution to their just demand and for want of peace and
tranquility in the region, could derails the peace process at this
June 12: 'Spokesperson' for the
HPC-D, Zosangbera condemned the sudden arrest of two HPC-D commanders
on June 10 from Silchar Airport, saying that such high-handed action
was a cowardly act. The arrests of the duo had taken place at a
time when the ground was paved for a meeting between the HPC-D leaders
and an all-party delegation of Mizoram in Hmarkhawlien, a Hmar hamlet
in Cachar District on its border with Manipur, on June 11, for identifying
a possible solution to the Hmar issue.
June 10: SFs arrested two top leaders
of the HPC-D "army chief" Lalropuia and "deputy army chief" Biaknunga
inside the Kumbigram Airport located in Silchar of Cachar District.
May 30: HPC-D condemned the murder
of Lalfellien (25) by cadres of H Zosangbera and Lalropui Famhoite
faction after abducting him on May 22. A statement of the HPC-D
issued by the information and publicity secretary, Jackie Hmar said
Lalfellien was abducted on his way to work on May 22 and was brutally
murdered and concealed the whereabouts till date.
May 28: At the backdrop of the HPC
accusing the Mizoram Government of reluctant to implement the MoS
signed in 1994, Mizoram Home Minister R. Lalzirliana warned those
elements who attempted to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of Mizoram
and its people. He said that as Mizoram is the most peaceful state
of India, therefore the State Government wants that everyone should
live without fear and should not support any insurgency-related
activities. "The Mizoram government would not support any demand
of the creation of Autonomous District Council and other related
demands; and the government does not have any will to give any Autonomous
District Council in any constituency", the Mizoram Home Minister
On May 24, the HPC General Headquarters,
Sakawrdai Mizoram had alleged that the Mizoram Government has been
reluctant in implementing the MoS signed in 1994. The Hmar outfit
then accused that the intervention of YMA recently in the HPC's demand
for ADC under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, has been
acting as disintegration force of the Mizos rather than unifying the
May 24: The HPC General Headquarters,
Sakawrdai Mizoram alleged that the Mizoram Government has been reluctant
in implementing the MoS signed in 1994. The Hmar outfit then accused
that the intervention of YMA recently in the HPC's demand for ADC
under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, has been acting
as disintegration force of the Mizos rather than unifying the community.
May 21: The HPC-D, in a statement
strongly reacted to the charges leveled against Sangzoul claiming
that he was not an ex-cadre of the outfit but an active cadre of
the group, whose name figured in the list of HPC-D cadres submitted
to the Union ministry of home affairs as part of SoO agreement signed
with the State and Central Government.
May 17: SFs arrested two persons
suspected to be former cadres of HPC-D, identified as Sangzuol and
John Lal Kiemlo, from Khomoi village in Churachandpur District.
One 7.62 Chinese pistol and point 22 air gun without license along
with five live rounds were recovered from their possession.
May 14: Security Forces in Mizoram
have stepped up vigil after an intelligence report indicated possible
violence by the HPC-D in Mizoram, Police said. Deputy Inspector
General of Police (northern range) Zorammawia told reporters, "Security
forces led by superintendents of police have been conducting flag
marches in various parts of the mountainous state, bordering Myanmar
and Bangladesh." "We have asked all the police stations to remain
vigilant over the prevailing situation, so that the tribal guerrillas
do not create any violence or any kind of disturbances," he said.
May 11: A large number of armed
Police personnel were sent to the north eastern part of Mizoram
adjoining Manipur to assure the people of the area inhabited mainly
by Hmar ethnic group that they should have confidence in the Government,
State home minister R Lalzirliana said on May 11. Lalzirliana said
that the people of the area, being intimidated by the militants
of Manipur-based HPC-D required assurances from the Government.
Intelligence report said that HPC-D
has been planning to bomb important power line like Manipur to Mizoram,
Loktak Hydel Project and bridges along the National Highway NH-54
connecting Aizawl from Silchar. The militant group is targeting to
destroy important places in Aizawl, said Police department. In this
regard the Police department is planning to act against the militant
group if they try to indulge in any unlawful activities so that the
peaceful state is in danger.
May 8: Security Forces arrested
one HPC-D cadre, identified as Chanchinpha Hmar, while extorting
money from bamboo traders from Jirimukhi in Jiribam in Imphal East
District. The cadre has been handed over to Jiribam Police Station
along with extorted amount of INR 3000.
May 1: SFs arrested one HPC-D cadre,
identified as 'sergeant major' Lamminthang Gangte alias Elvis,
from Phailen village in Chandel District. One 7.65mm Lidi Petro
& Brata Auto pistol along with two live rounds and one magazine
were recovered from the cadre.
February 22: The State election
commission of Mizoram, indefinitely postponed civic polls in 15
villages following HPC-D's alleged diktat to vote for the outfit-favored
candidates. All the 15 villages, two under Kolasib District and
13 under Aizawl, fell under the HPC-D demanded area for Hmar autonomous
council, in the northeastern parts of Mizoram predominated by the
Hmar community. As per reports received by the SEC, "One insurgent
group" had summoned leaders of all political parties of the area
to Dholakhal in Assam and Thingpuikual in Manipur a few days back
where they told them to ensure that the HPC candidates, supported
by the HPC-D, get elected and warned them against dire consequences
if negative results occur.
February 19: The HPC-D has carried
out a reshuffle in its executive council, the top policy-making
body, and adopted a new 'constitution' of its own. Reports from
its bastion at Sakerdawi in Mizoram revealed that H. Zosangbera,
a frontline member of the 12-member executive council, has been
named its new 'chairman'. The outfit's Assam committee has also
been revamped with its 'vice-chairman' Elvis L. Hmar being appointed
its 'chief' and David L. Hmar, an executive council member, being
inducted as its 'secretary'.
February 11: Cadres of HPC-D control
the vast area adjacent to the Tipaimukh Dam project in Churachandpur
District who vowed several times to prevent the construction of
February 6: A cadre of HPC-D was
killed by suspected militants of a rival faction in Churachandpur
District. Sources said Gibeon was reportedly abducted by cadres
of a rival faction on February 5. It is believed that he was killed
after being severely beaten up.
January 27: SFs arrested two sympathizers
of HPC-D in Churachandpur District.
January 8: State Home minister R
Lalzirliana said that State Government would not resume talks with
HPC-D 'merely' because of the Centre's pressure to do so. Lalzirliana
asked, "How could the Centre ask us to talk to the outfit now when
the Union Home Ministry, a few months back, had itself asked state
governments to deal with the insurgent outfits as dacoits? ".
January 6: MHA has urged Mizoram
Government resume dialogue with the HPC-D in order to find a solution
to the Hmar tribal issue.
December 19: HPC-D 'President' Lalhmingthang
Sanate dismissed the news reports on his impeachment as baseless
and completely unfounded.
September 29: The executive council
of the HPC-D in its emergency meeting resolved and removed their
'president' Lalhminthang Sanate. According to a press release jointly
signed by secretary information John F Hmar and information publicity
officer David L Hmar, Lalhminthang Sanate, without even informing
and consulting the executive committee of the HPC-D signed the Deed
of Agreement and merged the HPC-D as a member of the KNO. Declaring
the Deed of Agreement signed by Lalhminthang as null and void, the
HPC-D apologised to the Hmar people for allowing a traitor to lead
the party and the people it represented.
August 28: The Home Minister of
Mizoram, R. Lalzirliana, claimed that there were no insurgent groups
in Mizoram. Earlier, the Union Minister of State (Home) M. Ramachandran
had said in the Lok Sabha that there were 79 insurgent groups in
the North East, including three groups in Mizoram. Addressing a
political session in the Congress Bhavan in Aizawl, Lalzirliana
described Ramachandran's statement in the Parliament as unfortunate.
While the Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) could be regarded
as a militant group, the outfit is yet to be outlawed by the Government,
August 25: People belonging to different
political parties took out peace processions in three villages in
the North Eastern part of Mizoram adjoining Manipur demanding resumption
of peace talks between the State Government and the Manipur's HPC-D
militants to find a lasting solution to Hmar problem.
Earlier the talks held on November
11, 2010, culminated into signing of bilateral SoO for six months,
but the SoO was never extended as both the Mizoram Government and
the HPC-D began accusing each other on different issues. Chief Minister
Lal Thanhawla on July 27 had informed the State Assembly that the
outfit has already signed SoO with the Centre and it was no longer
fit for the State Government to resume peace talks with the Hmar group.
July 27: The Mizoram Government
alleged that some militants belonging to the HPC-D, who did not
follow the conditions laid down in the SoO signed between the Centre
and the outfit, were still indulging in illegal activities. Mizoram
chief minister Lal Thanhawla said the matter had been notified to
the Ministry of Home Affairs so that the Centre could take appropriate
Mizoram will not revive the SoO signed
with Manipur's HPC-D as it has signed one with the Centre. Chief Minister
Lal Thanhawla on July 27 told the state assembly that the Centre signed
SoO with a number of ethnic militant groups in Manipur including Kuki,
Hmar and Paite and the need did not arise to renew the SoO signed
by the State Government with the HPC-D in November last year. He said
that the SoO between the HPC-D and the Centre covered only Manipur
and had not been extended to neighbouring states like Assam, Mizoram
March 31: The
HPC-D has slammed the Government of Mizoram for purportedly putting
strategic impediments in the run up to the Hmar-Government of Mizoram
political talks by insisting on new and narrow pre-conditions and
interpretations in clear violation of the mutually agreed ground
rules. In a press release issued by its department of ‘Information
and Publicity Secretary’ John F Hmar, the HPC-D alleged that the
repeated attempts by the Government of Mizoram to dictate terms
and conditions outside the purview of SoO Agreement was an attempt
to sabotage the peace process.
The HPC-D decried
that the pre-conditions set by the Mizoram Government have not only
betrayed the spirit and mutual trust but also seriously tarnished
the credibility of Mizoram Government and its presumed seriousness
for the talks. It further condemned the attitude of Mizoram Government
as divisive and a sinister attempt to further thwart the political
aspirations of the Hmar people.
March 13: The HPC-D alleged that after
much deliberation on the ongoing peace process, the Hmar outfit
is convinced of the absence of confidence, trust and commitment
from the Mizoram Government side despite signing the document for
the SoO. "The narrow pre-conditions that have been repeatedly put
forward by the Government of Mizoram have not only reduced the credibility
of the SoO document, but also the parties that are involved in it,"
the outfit's political affairs ‘secretary’ LB Hmar informed on March
12.LB Hmar said the HPC-D strongly believes that both the engaging
parties should pro-actively work to build confidence, trust and
goodwill before the Hmar-Government of Mizoram political talk is
put on track.
July 28: Two cadres
of the HPC-D, identified as Thanga Theak of Haflong and J. Lalzarza
of Bara Arkap, were arrested by the Army from Bara Arkap village
in southern Dima Hasao District. Theak was a local area 'commander'
of the outfit. The two cadres were involved in tax collection in
the area and also in coordinating movement of militants in the District.
The Army also recovered two AK-47 rifles, one rifle, three grenades
and more than 300 rounds of ammunition from the area. Pointing out
that HPC-D group is in ceasefire in Manipur and its cadres are restricted
to a camp in Churachandpur District, the Press Information Bureau
(PIB) release said 'the group is also believed to be involved in
the recent blasts on July 21 at Haflong, Mahur and Harangajao'.
July 23: The indefinite
cease work strike called by the media persons in Churachandpur District
was withdrawn, after the HPC-D tendered an apology to the Manipur
Hill Journalists' Union and the All Manipur Working Journalists'
July 21: Following
an intimidation on Sangai Express Churachandpur (Manipur) correspondent
by the HPC-D, the Manipur Hill Journalist Union (MHJU) decided to
cease publication indefinitely with effect from July 22.
July 12: Assam Environment
and Forest Minister Rokybul Hussain informed the State Legislative
Assembly that militants killed 1,549 civilians and 205 Security
Forces (SFs) between 2001 and June 2010. In the armed encounters
between the SFs and the militants of United Liberation Front of
Asom (ULFA), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Karbi
Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) etc, 1,703 militants
were killed during this period. 144 innocent persons were killed
when SFs opened fire to bring law and order situation under control
during the period.
The Minister said that
in the incidents of encounter between the SFs and the militants, 26
civilians were killed during the period. During this period, 2,043
ULFA cadres, 899 NDFB cadres and 102 KLNLF cadres surrendered before
the Government and 10,242 members of various militant outfits were
arrested. He also told the House that so far six ULFA leaders and
53 cadres of the outfit are in jail and between January 1, 2010 and
June 30, 2010 two of its leaders and 164 cadres were released on bail.
The Government is interested in holding talks with ULFA, he said.
Further, he said the
House that six militant outfits are active in the State at present.
These organisations include-ULFA, NDFB, All Adivasi National Liberation
Army (AANLA), HPC-D, Muslim United Liberation Tiger of Assam (MULTA)
and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM). According to him seven new outfits
are active - Liberation Democratic Council of Mising Land (LDCM),
United Tribal Liberation Front (UTLF), United Tribal Revolutionary
Army (UTRA), Dimasa National Liberation Front (DNLF), Gorkha Liberation
Army (GLA), Hills Tiger Force (HTF) and Santhal Tiger Force (STF)
have come to light, said the Minister.
June 10: HPC-D
and the KNF have increased their activities in North Cachar Hills
District bordering Nagaland. Police sources said two militant outfits
are believed to be involved in three blasts in the District within
the last one month. Sources said that the two outfits have joined
hands to form the HTF with the objective of opposing the renaming
of the District as Dima Hasao. The HTF has already sent letters
to the Government offices opposing the renaming of the District
and the possibility of the outfits indulging in more acts of violence
in the days to come cannot be ruled out.
March 29: Assam Forest
Minister Rockybul Hussain in the State Legislative Assembly said
that among the active militant groups, the ULFA has a strength of
875 cadres, while the anti-talk faction of the NDFB has 225 cadres,
AANLA has 30 cadres, Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) has 40 cadres,
HPC-D has 50 cadres, MULTA has 110 cadres and Assam unit
of the Harkat-ul-Mujaheedin has 45 cadres. The Minister further
said that the Unified Command structure is active in the State for
launching coordinated operations against militants. The Minister
informed the House that in the last two years, 535 persons, including
494 civilians and 41 SFs, were killed by militants, while, during
the same period, 333 militants were killed by SFs in counter-insurgency
operations. He added that two outfits, Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
and Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF), are in suspension of operation with
the State Government and two others- BW and KLNLF laid down arms
to join the mainstream.
March 18: Three suspected
militants of the HPC-D, identified as Ranhuo Pangamte, Himsang Infimete
and Biaka Fani, were arrested from Pdengshnong Madanryting in Shillong
city of Meghalaya. One M-20 pistol and two cellular phones were
recovered by the Police from their possession. Several indiscriminating
documents related to the outfit were recovered from the house of
October 19: The Mizoram Home Minister
R. Lalzirliana informed the State Legislative Assembly that a sum
of INR 2, 49,400 was raised by the HPC-D through extortion notes
from 18 villages on the Mizoram-Manipur border in 2009. Lalzirliana
said criminal cases were registered against the insurgents in the
Vairengte, Sakawrdai, Ngopa, Bairabi and Saitual Police Stations.
He also said that many village council presidents handed over the
money collected from the villagers to the HPC-D leadership in Manipur’s
Thingpuikual village on September 10. The Police in some areas seized
extortion notes and registered cases against the militants, he added.
January 12: The Assam Government
stated in the Legislative Assembly that eight militant groups, including
the ULFA, KLNLF, Black Widow, AANLA, KRA, HuM, MULTA and HPC-D,
are active in the State. Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said that
both the ULFA and NDFB are carrying out subversive activities in
Assam under the influence of foreign powers and top leaders of the
outfit are staying abroad. He further said that in 2008, 124 militants
belonging to various outfits were killed and over 1300 were arrested.
The Security Forces also recovered 203 bombs and 202 grenades from
September 20: The leaders of the
central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) hold talks
with HPC-D and Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) at Churachandpur. They
ask the outfits not to interfere in the coming elections to the
40-member Mizoram legislature.
September 2: Four police personnel,
including an officer of Mizoram’s first battalion of India Reserve
Police, are killed when suspected militants ambush a vehicle at
Saipum village in the Kolasib district along the border with Assam.
Three other police personnel are injured while civilians who are
in the vehicle escape unhurt. Police suspect the involvement of
the HPC-D. "The HPC (D) insurgents might be the culprits in view
of the coming state assembly polls," an unnamed senior police officer
July 15: The HPC-D alleges that
the UNLF and KCP-Military Council frequently rape tribal girls and
are trying to separate the smaller communities in the State.
July 14: The HPC-D claims responsibility
for the July 9 killing of a Mizo youth, Lalsangliana, in the Churachandpur
district. The HPC-D accused him of being a KCP cadre.
April 26: The HPC-D militants attacked
and cause substantial damage to machineries installed at the construction
site of the Tipaimukh Multi-Purpose Hydel Project in Manipur.
September 8: A militant of the Hmar
National Army outfit, identified as Lalsaun, is shot dead by suspected
militants belonging to the rival HPC-D at Saiden in the Churachandpur
district of Manipur. His dead body is recovered from the incident
site a day later.
September 7: The 'information secretary'
of the HPC-D, Lalrawngbawla Pulamte, surrenders before the Mizoram
government. He was reportedly brought by police personnel from Silchar
in the Cachar district of Assam to capital Aizawl in Mizoram.
January 11: The HPC-D asks for involvement
of the Union Government in peace talks between the outfit and the
Mizoram Government. "If there is any negotiation to discuss the
fulfillment of the provisions of the 1994 accord signed between
the Mizoram government and the HPC, the Centre must intervene,"
a note by the outfit said.
January 5: Mizoram Chief Minister
Zoramthanga delegates Charlton Lien Amo, a legislator from Manipur,
as the representative to negotiate with the HPC-D. Amo, belonging
to the Hmar community, was elected from Tipaimukh Assembly constituency
in Manipur twice.
January 2: The Mizoram Government
initiates negotiations with the HPC-D. The Government is to send
representatives to the outfit, which operates in Mizoram, Manipur
and Assam's Cachar and North Cachar Hills districts, to evaluate
March 13: The HPC-D refutes the accusation
made by the UNLF of its involvement in the displacement of Hmar
people from Manipur.
March 11: The HPC-D accuses the KCP
of its involvement along with the UNLF in the assault on Hmar women
and extortion of money from the Hmar civilians in Churachandpur
district of Manipur.
February 2: Hmar and Paite tribesmen,
who were forced out by militants along the Assam-Mizoram border,
are reported to have returned to their homes at Thanlon and Parbung
in the Churachandpur district. Nearly 1,000 villagers had reportedly
fled their homes following a clash between the UNLF and HPC-D in
January 27: The ‘information and publicity
secretary’ of HPC-D, R. Pulamte, while rejecting the ‘accusation’
of UNLF that his outfit is responsible for the 'torture' of villagers
of Parbung and Tipaimukh subdivisions in the Churachandpur district,
says that the Barak river region has been the main source of income
and means of livelihood for the people of Tipaimukh, "but since
UNLF’s ‘occupation’ of the region, heavy ‘taxes’ on all items/commodities
pertaining to the Hmars without the ‘consent’ of the HPC-D had paved
way for the deteriorating relationship between the UNLF and the
January 23: UNLF ‘accuses’ the HPC-D,
of ‘conniving’ with the SFs and ‘harassing’ the villagers of Parbung
and Tipaimukh sub-divisions in Churachandpur district, forcing them
to flee to the neighbouring State of Mizoram.
January 7: Two suspected HPC-D cadres
are killed in an encounter with UNLF militants at Damdei under Parbung
police station in the Churachandpur district.
November 4: HPC-D serves extortion
notes on several persons in Mizoram’s Vairangte village demanding
a portion of their salaries. The notes, written in Hmar dialect,
say that five per cent of the salary for October is to be paid to
the outfit by November 15.
March 2: A HPC-D cadre is killed by
security force personnel during a counter insurgency operation in
the Churachandpur district of Manipur.
July 26: Suspected HPC-D militants attack a security outpost at
Sonai block in the Cachar district of Assam.
June 12: Six
persons including officials, employees and two guards of a cement
manufacturing company, are abducted by a group of suspected HPC-D
cadres in the North Cachar Hills district.
April 7: The
HPC-D and the Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) sign a ‘truce agreement’
during a meeting held at the residence of L B Sona, chairman of
the Zomi Council, at an unspecified location in Manipur.
March 31: Two
HPC-D cadres are killed during an internecine clash between the
HPC-D and ZRA at Rengkai village in the Churachandpur district of
March 28: A
HPC-D militant is killed in an internecine clash with ZRA militants
at Renki in the Churachandpur district of Manipur.
An unidentified terrorist is killed during an encounter between
the Army and suspected HPC-D and Naga terrorists at Moulin in the
North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
HPC-D in a press release refutes news reports regarding its involvement
in the abduction of three candidates for the State Legislative Assembly
Elections from Suangpuilawn constituency in Mizoram.
Two suspected HPC-D cadres are arrested from the Hmarculin area
in Cachar district of Assam.
Four HPC-D terrorists are killed and another is injured during an
encounter in the Jinam Valley area of North Cachar Hills district
- August 6: Remaining
two officials of the Government’s Public Welfare Department (PWD),
held captive by the anti-talks faction of the UPDS since July 8 are
- August 5: Alleged
plot of the HPC-D to set up a training camp in the jungles near Nagadum
village in Cachar district unearthed.
- August 2: Suspected
HPC-D terrorists blow up a bus that was being used in the Khuga dam
project at Senveg village in Manipur’s Churachandpur district by triggering
an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
- July 17: Media
reports indicate formation of Hmar Hunam Santo (HHS) with links to
the HPC-D as counter outfit of the DHD in Assam.
July 4: A girl
is killed and a school and 25 Dimasa (tribe) dwellings are
set ablaze by suspected HPC-D terrorists in Berelang village, North
Cachar Hills district
July 1: Assam
Government appoints Justice P C Phukan of the Guwahati High Court
to probe into the inter-tribal clashes between Hmars and the Dimasas
in the North Cachar Hills and Cachar districts.
June 29: Four
HPC-D terrorists are arrested from the Marshakhal Punji area in
Cachar district of Assam.
June 20: Six
HPC-D terrorists are killed in an encounter with the security forces
at Phyleh village in Cachar district.
June 18: Suspected
HPC-D terrorists fire a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) on a clubhouse
at Kumocheera under Lakhipur police station limits in Cachar district
where some members of the Dimasa community had gathered for a meeting.
June 17: Dimasa
Students’ Community at Guwahati demands that the Government should
flush out HPC-D terrorists from the State who are alleged to be
operating from the neighbouring States of Manipur and Mizoram.
June 16: An
estimated 70 HPC-D cadres set ablaze 50 houses in Dipucherra Dimasa
village in Cachar district. In an ensuing encounter with the police,
one militant is killed.
June 12: Police
recover 10 pipe-guns and two kilograms of gunpowder from a house
in Maiserpunji, a Hmar village in Cachar district, following an
attack on Dihankru, a Dimasa village in North Cachar Hills district,
by suspected HPC-D terrorists who set ablaze approximately 40 houses.
Visiting Ministerial team led by State Health Minister Bhumidhar
Barman recommends an immediate operation to flush out the HPC-D
terrorists from the North Cachar Hills district district.
HPC-D terrorists set ablaze approximately 15 Dimasa dwellings in
the Daudung and Duiyungkhro villages in North Cachar hills district.
June 10: Five
persons are killed and three others injured in a clash between suspected
HPC-D militants and security forces near Mahur in the North Cachar
June 9: Ten
HPC-D militants are arrested from Bitheipunji in the Cachar district
for their involvement in the killing of Dimasa tribals.
June 8: Two
women are killed and a dozen others injured in an attack by HPC-D
militants in Kalinagar village of Cachar district.
June 6: HPC-D
terrorists attack Lodi Basti, a Dimasa populated village, which
straddles Cachar and North Cachar Hills districts and kill three
tribals, including two women. The terrorists also set ablaze approximately
Three Dimasa youths are killed by suspected Hmar militants in the
North Cachar Hills district.
May 31: Suspected
HPC-D terrorists attack a village of the Dimasa tribes, Longreng
under Haflong police station limits in Assam’s North Cachar Hills
district, and kill two of them. Ten tribal dwellings are also set
May 7: Two Dima
Halim Daogah (DHD)
terrorists are killed in an encounter with HPC-D cadres at Retzol
in the Haflong town of North Cachar Hills district.
April 11: Six
HPC-D militants are arrested from the Sonai police station area
in Cachar district.
April 7: An
army personnel is killed in an encounter with suspected HPC-D militants
at Didkokcherra in the North Cachar Hills district.
March 31: 26
Dimasa villagers are killed by suspected HPC-D militants in Chekerchand
village of Cachar district.
Three DHD cadres are abducted by HPC-D militants in the Cachar district.
- November: Three
HPC-D militants are arrested along with some arms in the North Cachar