Court finds prima facie evidence against Iron Sharmila Chanu

A local court has ruled that there is prima facie evidence of attempt to commit suicide against Manipur social activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for the past 13 years to demand withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state.

Irom Sharmila not allowed to vote in Manipur

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law.

I am following Gandhiji`s principle of non-violence: Sharmila

Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who was Monday charged with attempting suicide for her fast unto death here in 2006 while demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA, said she is following Mahatma Gandhi`s principle of non-violence.

Manipur activist Sharmila completes 10 years of fasting

Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu completed 10 years of her fast-unto-death on Tuesday, demanding withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, from Manipur.