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