Unbelievable!! ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’ Irom Sharmila to end 16-year fast, to contest Manipur elections

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It’s unbelievable!! ‘Iron lady of Manipur’ Irom Sharmila who was on hunger strike from almost last 16-years is going to end her fast on 9th of August. She began her fast in November 2000. She intends to join politics and will contest the 2017 Manipur elections.

As per the reports of Hindustan Times, Sharmila began her non-violent protest in November 2000 after 10 people were killed by troops of the Assam Rifles near a bus stop at Malom, in the outskirt of Imphal. She was arrested under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code on charges of attempt to commit suicide and held at a prison hospital where the government force-fed her through the nose for years.

“I will break my fast as the government has failed to give any positive response… I will fight elections to resolve the issues,” she told ANI.

 

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