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Incidents and Statements involving HPC-D: 1998-2012


  • 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 papers.

  • 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 activities.

  • 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 their possession.

  • 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 critical juncture.

  • 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 said.

  • 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 community.

  • 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 the dam.

  • 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, he said.

  • 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 action.

  • 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 and Tripura.

  • 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' Union.

  • 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 Biaka Fani.


  • 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 the militants.


  • 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 says.

  • 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 its demands.


  • 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 2006.

  • 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 Hmar outfit."

  • 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 Manipur.

  • March 28: A HPC-D militant is killed in an internecine clash with ZRA militants at Renki in the Churachandpur district of Manipur.

  • January 16: 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.

  • November 21: 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.

  • October 14: Two suspected HPC-D cadres are arrested from the Hmarculin area in Cachar district of Assam.

  • September 8: Four HPC-D terrorists are killed and another is injured during an encounter in the Jinam Valley area of North Cachar Hills district of Assam.

  • 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 set free.

  • 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 Hills district.

  • 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 50 dwellings.
    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 ablaze.

  • 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.

  • February 24: Three DHD cadres are abducted by HPC-D militants in the Cachar district.


  • August 21: HPC-D militants abduct four milk vendors near Bishnupur village in Cachar district. They are reportedly released after payment of a ransom of Rupees one Lakh.

  • March-April: Seven people are killed during an ambush by HPC-D militants in an Hmar-dominated area in Mizoram.


  • November: Three HPC-D militants are arrested along with some arms in the North Cachar hills district.






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