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Nations Without States has an entry on Meghalaya, one of the states of India. Meghalaya is a mountainous area between the Assam lowlands on its north, and the Bangladesh border on its south. The great majority of its inhabitants are tribal peoples speaking Mon-Khmer or Sino-Tibetan languages. The major religions are Christianity and traditional animism. The flag of the nationalist movement is given as a simple tricolor of red, pale blue, and yellow.
Ned Smith, 14 March 2001
by Jaume Ollé
Source: Flag Report
Flag of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council that represents the Khasis and Jaintias. At first also the Achik or Garo were represented, but later they created own movement.
Jaume Ollé, 19 August 2003
Trying to help to untangle a bit the mess with the flags of the liberation movements and political organizations of North East India let me point to the page at http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/meghalaya/terrorist_outfits/hnlc.htm where the HNLC is described in considerable detail. As far as I know, the flag of the HNLC was obtained by Jaume directly from the source, that is the HNLC itself, so there is no doubts about it.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 October 2003