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Irom Sharmila faces harsh reality as locals turn her away

Having ended her fast, the human rights icon insists that her fight against Afspa remains undiminished

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Irom Sharmila

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Irom Sharmila Chanu, also called the “Iron Lady” of Manipur, has found that her people are less than happy about her decision to end her 16-year fast and enter politics. “I have been fasting for 16 years and have got nothing from it. I want to try a different agitation now.

I want to join politics. I am the embodiment of revolution in Manipur. I want to become chief minister of Manipur to bring a positive change and end Afspa (Armed Forces Special Powers Act, a controversial anti-insurgent law) in the state,” Sharmila had told mediapersons in Imphal on ...

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First Published: Fri, August 12 2016. 11:40 IST
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