Shillong, Sep 28: Manbhalang Jyrwa Vice Chairman of the Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has tendered his resignation.
The official announcement was made by HNLC General Secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw on Thursday.
Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “We are delighted to formally announce that Sufiyan A. Hazarika, also known as Manbhalang Jyrwa, has submitted his resignation letter, which we have accepted based on humanitarian considerations”.
He further said that the central executive committee has appointed Teimiki Laloo as the newly appointed vice chairman for six months.
Highlighting that Jyrwa’s resignation will not have any detrimental impact or undermine the strength and values upheld by the HNLC, Nongtraw said its principles remain unchanged, regardless of the change in leadership.
“We hope that the people of our Hynniewtrep community will continue to hold Manbhalang Jyrwa in high regard, treating him with respect and dignity as a fellow human being,” he added.
Nongtraw said they hope that the government will refrain from exploiting Jyrwa’s resignation and instead prioritize the peace talks.
“It is vital to note that Jyrwa’s resignation will not impede the progress of the peace process. Moving forward, the delegation in charge of leading the peace process will be guided by the newly appointed vice chairman,” he said.