Irom Chanu Sharmila

Manipur at 'crossroads' — Violence, corruption and much more

Manipur, literally meaning the land of ‘jewel’, seems to be inadvertently losing out its flavor of what it used to be known for in the past. With the state entangling in never-ending conflicts, Manipur, which boasts of its exotic landscapes, today finds itself in ‘complete mayhem’.

Mar 03, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
16 years later, Manipur's Irom Sharmila ends fast, says wants to become CM to help people

16 years later, Manipur's Irom Sharmila ends fast, says wants to become CM to help people

Manipuri human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday ended her 16-year-long fast and expressed desire to enter politics.

Aug 09, 2016, 16:54 PM IST
'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila ends epic fast against AFSPA, aspires to be Manipur CM

'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila ends epic fast against AFSPA, aspires to be Manipur CM

'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila, who ended her epic 16-year-long fast, said on Tuesday that she wants to become the Chief Minister of Manipur and remove the draconian AFSPA act.

Aug 09, 2016, 08:48 AM IST

Day after being released Irom Sharmila arrested again

A day after being released from jail, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Friday arrested once again by police under the same charge of attempt to commit suicide by means of her indefinite fast.

Jan 23, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

After 14 years, new hopes for release of Irom Sharmila

Kolkata: With the central government deciding to decriminalise attempt to suicide, there is fresh hope for the release of civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been on a fast-unto-death for 14 years.

Dec 12, 2014, 11:36 AM IST

Manipur: Irom Sharmila's fast enters 15th year

Sit-in-protests, hunger strike and demonstrations joined by students, civil society organisations and human rights activists were held in Manipur to express solidarity with social activist Irom Chanu Sharmila whose fast demanding repeal of the AFSPA, 1958 from the state entered its 15th year.

Nov 06, 2014, 10:47 AM IST

Family, activists condemn Sharmila`s re-arrest

Condemning the re-arrest of Irom Chanu Sharmila, her family and various civil rights groups in Manipur Friday termed the move as "illegal" as a local court had earlier absolved her of the charge of trying to commit suicide by means of fasting.

Aug 22, 2014, 14:40 PM IST

Irom Sharmila decides to stay away from home and mother

Even after her release from detention, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to keep her vow of neither entering her house nor meeting her mother till the government repeals AFSPA.

Aug 21, 2014, 15:57 PM IST

Irom Sharmila may have to return to hospital soon: Family

Despite her release from detention, Manipur`s rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila`s family is apprehensive that she might have to go back to hospital as she cannot survive fasting without being force-fed through nose.

Aug 20, 2014, 22:19 PM IST

Teary-eyed Irom Sharmila walks free, to continue anti-AFSPA fight

Irom Chanu Sharmila, an anti-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) activist who was on an indefinite hunger strike in Manipur for nearly 14 years, walked free on Wednesday after being released from the Jawaharlal Nehru hospital here.

Aug 20, 2014, 18:08 PM IST

Irom Sharmila rejects AAP offer to contest polls

Manipur`s `Iron Lady` Irom Chanu Sharmila has rejected an offer from the Aam Aadmi Party to join politics and contest this year`s Lok Sabha elections.

Feb 14, 2014, 23:14 PM IST

Nothing will change my stand against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila may be waging a lonely battle against AFSPA for the past 12 years without eating even a morsel of food.

Mar 10, 2013, 11:20 AM IST

Irom Sharmila charged for suicide attempt; she says `I love life`

Irom Sharmila has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA.

Mar 04, 2013, 08:13 AM IST

Don`t want to commit suicide; I am sure govt will repeal AFSPA: Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA and was flown in here from Manipur to appear in a court case of attempted suicide, on Sunday said the voices of protest cannot be ignored for long.

Mar 03, 2013, 08:39 AM IST

AFSPA extended for six months in Tripura

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas to curb terrorism.

Sep 08, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

Aamir supports Manipur rights activist

Aamir Khan has supported Manipur`s human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila`s over a decade-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and violation of human rights by security forces in the northeast.

Aug 31, 2011, 09:12 AM IST

Abhay Deol stands for Irom’s 10 year fast

Thinking actor Abhay Deol has stood for Irom Chanu Sharmila’s cause which he thinks stands ignored even as other crusaders hog limelight.

Jun 21, 2011, 12:19 PM IST