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Meeting Irom Sharmila

Imphal, India – Aug. 9, 2016: Known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, activist Irom Sharmila in a hearing at the Cheirap court decided to break her 16 year fast amidst much protest and resentment from her fellow supporters in Imphal, India, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. 1,828 more words


I shot and produced this first-person account of Yaikhom Edina, a widow in Manipur who says her husband was killed in a fake encounter with the armed forces. 22 more words

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Scars of democracy!

In the dead of night,

Descended the angels from heaven,

Assigned to protect me!

They marched around my village,

And barged into my home,

Oh, so gallantly! 135 more words

‘Disappointed’ Activists Criticize India's ‘Iron Lady’ for Daring to End Her 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike

Written by:Vishal Manve

Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila recently decided to end her 16-year-long hunger strike against a controversial draconian law in order to join politics in India’s north-eastern state of Manipur and settle down with her boyfriend. 910 more words


On Human Nature – Case of Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila has called off her hunger protest against AFSPA. She went through pain, misery and deprivation for 16 long years. There were hundreds of people who have been killed in the encounters with army. 693 more words

Legally Explained: Irom Sharmila and what courts & judges think of the draconian AFSPA

a licence to kill’, and inconsistent with the guarantee of right to life and liberty enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution.

The long of it says that any commissioned officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer or any other person of equivalent rank in the armed forces may, in a disturbed area, if he is of opinion that it is necessary so to do for the maintenance of public order, after giving such due warning as he may consider necessary, fire upon or otherwise use force even to the causing of death, against any such person who is acting in contravention of any law or order for the time being in force in the disturbed area prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons or the carrying of weapons or of things capable of being used as weapons or of firearms, ammunition or explosive substances. 301 more words

Low ebb of humanity in Manipur? #IromSharmila

Portrayed Low ebb of humanity in Manipur?

It was supposed to be a day of celebration, a day of freedom for Irom Sharmila Chanu when she broke her 16 years of fast. 674 more words