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Iron Lady of Manipur

Irom Sharmila to end 16 years long hunger strike; Announces to contest elections

Manipur activist Irom Sharmila today announced that she would end her hunger strike of 16 years against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). She also announced to contest elections.

Manipur’s Iron Lady Irom Sharmila acquitted of suicide charge by Delhi Court

A local court in Delhi yesterday acquitted Irom Sharmila in a case of attempt to suicide. The Manipuri rights activist Irom has been on a 15-year-long hunger strike to press for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Manipuri boy shatters myths of Indian Nationalists; Writes Open Letter to GD Bakshi

A few days ago, Major General (Retd.) GD Bakshi broke down on a news show discussing the criticism of the government’s diktat to universities on hoisting the national flag.

India: Bizarre cycle of release and re-arrest of Irom Sharmila continues

The re-arrest of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila by the Manipur police on the charge of attempting suicide, two days after a Manipur court acquitted her of an identical charge, reveals the cynicism of authorities in the state, said Amnesty International India today.

Irom Sharmila set free by Manipur court; Amnesty urges Manipur govt. not to rearrest her

A Manipur court has acquitted Irom Chanu Sharmila of the charge of attempting to commit suicide, and ordered her to be released. Irom Chanu Sharmila is declared to be “Prisoner of Conscience” by Amnesty International, India.

The courageous battle of Irom Charu Sharmila – the Iron Lady of Manipur

She might look frail and weak, but she is determined to end the terror of draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Meet Manipur's Iron Lady, the 40-year-old peace-activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on a hunger strike for last 12 years.

Irom Sharmila faces attempted suicide charges in Delhi court; Defends her protest against notorious AFSPA

New Delhi, India (March 04, 2013): It is learnt that Irom Charu Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and was flown to Delhi from Manipur on Sunday (March 03, 2013), has appeared in a Delhi Court in a case under section 309 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Dal Khalsa urges Indian civil society to speak out for Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is on fast since 12 years

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (November 06, 2012): The Dal Khalsa has slammed Indian civil society for remaining silent in the case of 'Iron Lady of Manipur' Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is on on hunger strike since 2000 demanding repeal of 'draconian' Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).and the international community for not showing proper concern against 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingyas in Burma.