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Irom Sharmila – Pained by increasing number of racist attacks


File photo of social activist Irom Sharmila.
PTIFile photo of social activist Irom Sharmila.

Social activist Irom Sharmila on Friday condemned the racist attacks against people from northeast staying in Delhi, NCR and Bengaluru.

Ms. Sharmila on Friday said that she was pained by the increasing number of racist attacks on people from northeast and felt that the authorities concerned were not doing enough to protect the people hailing from the region.

Referring to her arrest and detention in judicial custody, Ms. Sharmila said she was using democratic means to achieve her goal. She was re-arrested on charges of attempt to commit suicide. The court has ordered her next appearance on December 1.

A former journalist and social activist, Ms. Sharmila had launched her fast unto death on November 2000 after Assam Rifles killed 10 persons at Malom area in an alleged encounter with insurgents.


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