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Irom Sharmila donates Rs. 4 lakh to International Red Cross

  IBOYAIMA LAITHANGBAM   Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike for the past 13 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, donated Rs. 4 lakh to the International Red Cross shortly before she was… Continue Reading →

Irom Sharmila rearrested #AFSPA #WTFnews

    IBOYAIMA LAITHANGBAM PTIIrom Sharmila who has been on a hunger strike since 2000 comes out after a court appearance in Imphal, Manipur. File photo   In what has become an annual affair, anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila was arrested… Continue Reading →

Delhi court summons Irom Sharmila

Iboyaima Laithangbam AP 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…. Continue Reading →

Irom Sharmila: 10 reasons why we should support her #AFSPA

by Sonam Mittal “If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything”- Alexander Hamilton Irom Shormila 1. Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike since November 2000, surpassing other fasts undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi or Anna Hazare. M. K. Gandhi undertook 17 fasts… Continue Reading →

Rahul Gandhi, act: Abolish AFSPA, help Irom Sharmila end her 12 year fast

By Abheek Barman, ET Bureau | 17 Jan, 2014, As you read this, members of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the largest gathering of MPs and other leaders of the party, would be settling down to chart the course for… Continue Reading →

Thousands call for release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila #AFSPA

December 17, 2013 ~ amnesty BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA TEAM Over 16,000 people have supported an Amnesty International India campaign seeking the immediate and unconditional release of human rights activist and Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila. “The governments of Manipur and… Continue Reading →

Amnesty demands Irom Sharmila’s release #AFSPA #Vaw

IMPHAL, December 17, 2013 Iboyaima Laithangbam, The AP Amnesty International India has demanded dropping of all charges against Irom Sharmila (seen in file photo) and her immediate release. Amnesty International India has demanded dropping of all charges against Irom Sharmila and her… Continue Reading →

#India – #AFSPA extended for a year in Manipur #WTFnews

  Barring seven Assembly constituencies within Imphal Municipal area, the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 will be extended for another year in insurgency-hit Manipur from Sunday. The Act will be enforced in all the districts of the State… Continue Reading →

#India – Irom Sharmila said in 2011 – ‘I don’t want to be a martyr’, are you Listening ? #Vaw #AFSPA

Sunday , January 2 , 2011, Telegraph Irom Sharmila Chanu, Manipur’s Iron lady, is in love. The woman who has been on a fast for the last 10 years to get the government to repeal the controversial Armed Forces Special… Continue Reading →

#India – Irom Sharmila faces ‘honour killing’ threats for relationship with foreigner #Vaw #WTFnews

All India | Written by Alok Pandey | Updated: November 07, 2013 Irom Sharmila‘s 13-year-fast has few parallels in the world. Imphal:  Barely two days after Irom Sharmila’s fast-unto-death entered its 14th year, the 41-year-old  civil rights activist has hit out at people within… Continue Reading →

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