Government 'brutally' dealing with Irom Sharmila: Medha Patkar

Social activist Medha Patkar Friday accused the government of "brutally" dealing with Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila Chanu and questioned the legal provision of treating a fasting individual as one attempting to commit suicide.

Time to listen to the `Iron Lady of Manipur`, Irom Sharmila!

I wonder how many of us would need to relinquish our lives like Irom, who sacrificed herself selflessly for her people, her region.

Irom Sharmila attempts to commit suicide, sent to 15-day judicial custody

Manipuri activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who was this week released from a `jail hospital` after 14 years in custody, was re-arrested on Friday and forcibly taken away from the protest site after she continued with her hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Manipur govt prepared to protect Irom Sharmila: Minister

Manipur Home Minister Gaikhangam on Thursday said the government was all prepared to protect and look after the health of social activist Irom Chanu Sharmila but did not comment on the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers (Assam and Manipur) Act 1958 from the state.

Court orders release of Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila

A sessions court in Manipur, Tuesday, ordered the immediate release of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for the past 13 years.

Very much eager to eat if AFSPA is revoked, says Irom Sharmila

Rights activist Irom Sharmila, who is on a fast for over 13 years in Manipur demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), on Wednesday told a Delhi court that she was very much eager to eat if she gets the assurance that the "draconian" Act will be revoked.

Irom Sharmila wishes to meet Modi over AFSPA

Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, on a fast-unto-death since the past 10 years against alleged rights violations by security forces, wants to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to secure his help in getting AFSPA repealed in Manipur, her lawyer said Thursday.

Court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila

A Delhi court has issued production warrant for May 28 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she did not appear before it in connection with a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006.

Irom Sharmila rejects Congress for AAP, continues fast

Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a fast-unto-death since the last 10 years against alleged rights violations by security forces, Friday continued her agitation even as she indicated supporting the AAP while rejecting Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh`s offer to join the Congress.

Court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila

Delhi court issued a production warrant against `Iron lady` Irom Sharmila to appear Jan 30, next year in a case of attempted suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila

A Delhi court today issued production warrant for January 30 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she failed to turn up in a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto- death here in 2006.

Remove restrictions on visitors to Irom, NHRC to Manipur Govt

The NHRC Wednesday issued a notice to Manipur Govt seeking immediate removal of the "arbitrary restrictions" imposed on visitors wanting to meet activist Irom Sharmila.

Irom Sharmila remanded to judicial custody

Social activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has been on fast for the past 12 years demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Manipur activist `Iron Lady` Irom Sharmila`s 1000-word poem

A 1000-word "very long" poem, penned by Irom Sharmila forms part of a new book on the activist from Manipur.

Campaign in support of Irom Sharmila begins

Around 200 people participated in a `Save Sharmila Week` that began here in support of Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila Chanu to mark International Women`s Day.

Artists design postcards for Irom Sharmila

A bunch of more than 60 artists from various parts of the country have designed postcards to express their solidarity with `Iron Lady` Irom Chanu Sharmila.

I will continue to fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila

Undeterred by the Centre’s slow response to her fast seeking the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Iron Lady Irom Sharmila says she will not give up.

Irom Sharmila supporters protest in Delhi

Over 30 supporters of Manipur`s "Iron Lady" Irom Sharmila Chanu gathered outside Patiala House Court Monday morning and raised slogans in support of her campaign.

Irom Sharmila completes 12 years fast

The `Iron Lady of Manipur` Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike since 2000 demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), has completed 12 years of fast.

Irom Sharmila refuses to accept awards

Having shunned food and water for the last twelve years, Manipur`s `Iron Lady` Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided not to accept any award till the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is withdrawn.