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Irom Sharmila

Metropolitan Magistrate of Patiala Court, Delhi, has ordered production of activist Irom Sharmila on March 29 to face trial for attempted suicide. Ms Sharmila had gone to Delhi in 2006 to go on an indefinite her fast there. As per court order she was to be produced in the court on December 9, 2013. However. this could not be done since the government did not sanction money in time for her transportation.

Sources said that Ms Sharmila has to be produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East, on February 1. Giving a slip to security agencies, Ms Sharmila, who was released by the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, went to Delhi in March 2013. She was arrested and produced in Patiala court on March 4, 2013. She denied the charge that she tried to commit suicide.

She has been on a fast from November 4, 2000 demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. Currently she is in a security ward of an Imphal hospital.


A comment on above article


Atrocious reporting on Manipur and Irom Sharmila. She did not give the
slip to security forces in March 2013 she was sent by the Manipur
state with a team of nurses and IPS officers arriving the evening
before the summons date and sent back in the early hours of the
morning of the following day. I have no idea why you have told this
untruth. The NHRC dispute the reason given for her non-attendance.
They claim in their report after visiting her October 23 2013 that the
reasons given for her isolation by the Manipur State were false and
that they believed the isolation was a form of mental and emotional
torture designed to break her spirit. I have added this latest breach
to the complaints still piling up against the Manipur State. This year
being an election year with Mr Kejriwal already pledged to meet with
her in Delhi is another reason for Manipuris keeping Sharmila in
isolation in Imphal

from:  Desmond Coutinho


Read more here — http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/delhi-court-summons-irom-sharmila/article5638468.ece


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