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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.