Activist ends hunger strike after 16 years

Activist ends hunger strike after 16 years

World July 26, 2016 16:18

- Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila goes into politics and has therefore decided to terminate her hunger strike lasts for sixteen years next month. She refused to eat in protest against atrocities of the army in the northwest of India. The 'Iron Lady of Manipur' was almost the whole period in charge of Justice in a hospital. She was given against her food and drink through a tube through the nose.

Sharmila (44) began her act of defiance in 2000 after her state of Manipur, ten civilians were slain by soldiers. Who used sweeping powers to investigate, houses invade and shoot without warning. Colonial legislation still exists in parts of India, made it possible.

,, She starts on August 9 again with food and change of strategy for her protest, '' confirmed a good knowledge of Sharmila. She herself told reporters Tuesday that she intends to take part in local elections in Imphal, capital of Manipur.
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