Sharmila completes 10 years of fasting

IMPHAL, Nov 2 – Social activist Irom Sharmila Chanu today completed ten years of her fast-unto-death demanding withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 from Manipur.

A spokesperson of Sharmila Kanba Lup (Save Sharmila Committee) said several social organisations were today organising sit-in protests in different parts of the State to show solidarity with Sharmila who began her fast after ten civilians were killed in an alleged encounter by Assam Rifles personnel near Imphal airport.

A room of J N Hospital where she was being fed through nose has been converted into a jail for Sharmila who is now in judicial custody. – PTI

Source: The Assam Tribune

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