Irom Sharmila has been on eleven years of hunger strike against the â€˜draconianâ€™ Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 from Manipur and districts of other North-eastern states
After the successful Jan Caravan from Srinagar to Imphal, now a Save Sharmila Jattha is being organised by the Save Sharmila Campaign from Ahmedabad to Srinagar.
Irom Chanu Sharmila has been fasting to demand the repeal of the repressive AFSPA for the past 11 years!! Baffling? What is equally shocking is that most of us were hearing about her for the first time!
Irom Sharmila Chanu has been fighting against the AFSPA in Manipur for over 11 years now, and all she asks for is to be treated the same way as Anna Hazare was treated.
Recently I came across a post somewhere on the internet denoting Irom Sharmila as â€˜anti-Indianâ€™ and linking her with â€˜naxalsâ€™ and â€˜Maoistsâ€™.
Danish Khan questions the BIASED NATURE OF INDIAN MEDIA towards the North-Eastern States of India which does not care to cover crucial issues of utmost concern.
Irom Sharmila Chanu, also known as the Iron Lady of Manipur has been on an political fast since November 4, 2000 demanding the Government of India to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Manipur and other areas of Indiaâ€™s north-east.