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Human Rights & Social activist Irom Sharmila brought to Delhi to face court case for fast against AFSPA

March 3, 2013 | By

New Delhi, India (March 03, 2013): It is learnt that Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding the repeal of notorious law named Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), was brought to Delhi on March 03, 2013.

Irom Chanu Sharmila – Iron lady of Manipur

The Iron Lady of Manipur is in Delhi to appear before a court in connection with a fast she undertook over the repeal of the controversial act. As per some media reports she may demand that the case should be transferred to Manipur.

“Government should listen to the will of the people, not the will of the Army. I am also a human being, as a human being I have right to happiness and freedom,” Irom Sharmila reportedly said.

It is learnt that she shall appear before a Delhi court in relation to case under Section 309 of Indian Penal Code (attempt to commit suicide) for fasting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

It is notable that Sharmila launched her fast unto death in 2000 after 10 civilians were killed by Assam Rifles personnel at Malom area near Imphal airport.

The AFSPA imparts impunity to the Indian security forces indulged in human rights violations in the so-called “disturbed areas” and people of struggling nations.

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