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‘Iron Lady of India’ completes 12 years of fasting

The ‘Iron Lady of India’ Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike since 2000 demanding repeal of Indian Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), is completing 12 years of fast on Monday, Indian media reported.
Sharmila, a civil rights activist, began her hunger strike after the death of ten people in an alleged encounter with the Assam Rifles at Malom in Imphal valley on November 5, 2000.
She has been demanding repeal of AFSPA which the human rights activists hold as a draconian law. Currently she is in judicial custody where she is forcibly fed through her nose.
There will be several candlelight demonstrations by civil rights activists and members of social organisations on Monday thoughout Manipur to express their solidarity with Sharmila.



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  1. talha said:

    keep it up, you have became a symbol of strength and determination for the people of this world.

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