Irom Sharmila to end her hunger strike after 16 years

July 26, 2016 2:45 pm
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Manipuri rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on fast for the past 16 years demanding the repeal of controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) has decided to move on. The Iron Lady will call off her fast on August 9 and would contest the state elections in Manipur.

Sharmila began her strike against the killing of 10 civilians by security forces at a bus stop near Imphal airport. She has been forcibly nose-fed at a government hospital in Imphal all these years.


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