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Meet Irom Sharmila, Manipur’s Iron Lady

She refused to eat for 16 years demanding the repeal of AFSPA from Manipur. This made her one of India’s most prominent faces of resistance. She turned 47 today. Who is she?

03/14/2019 6:01 AMupdated: 03/14/2019 10:49 AM
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  • Dinpuia C.
    08/12/2019 13:14

    AFSPA was causing a lot of innocent civilian suffering and sometime even death .During the late sixties and early seventy there are a lot of cases.One case for example,one night in Baktawng,Tlangnuam area,during that time,a young child was severely ill,so close relative came to stay with the ill child throughout the night,without venturing outside the house because all night curfew was the norm everywhere in Mizoram.They light a kerosene lamp with a very small light and talk only in a whisper. But the State Reserve Police who were on night patrol foolishly deduced that insurgent are in the house ,so without giving warning they just charge in through the door shooting all around.One of the parent of the child and 3 children were shot dead in cold blood.The brain of the ill child was spattered all over the pillow. The only survivor of this massacre are the adult relatives who somehow jump out through the window.So AFSPA is one of the baddest law that ever chained and smothered civil liberties

  • Muqadas J.
    08/10/2019 11:29

    Fast of 16 years ...impossible ...

  • Arun N.
    08/10/2019 10:04

    Her own people betrayed..

  • Taba T.
    08/10/2019 05:58

    The lady who lived for her people but atlast was betrayed by her own people ...big applause to the people of Manipur for giving her only 92 votes..

  • Sulove R.
    08/10/2019 05:12

    Respect to this lady. Hope government revoke this draconian law from Assam & Manipur.

  • Javed P.
    08/10/2019 03:00

    God bless you my sister,

  • Parul A.
    08/10/2019 01:53

    Can the people of Manipur reply as to why she was rejected? Its shameful for them not for her....

  • Gaurav K.
    08/10/2019 00:31

    The Communist bitch.

  • Akai W.
    08/09/2019 23:20

    Laura fake women

  • R. T.
    08/09/2019 20:39

    Such a Good activist but they rejected her...but they will regret in future..

  • Faisal K.
    08/09/2019 19:52

    And if she would have been from kashmir she would have been most prominent face of terrorism.

  • Shani S.
    08/09/2019 18:20

    Bhai sahab logo ne inhe vote nahi diya tha election me uthi thi haar gayi iska kya matlab tha boliye

  • Surya S.
    08/09/2019 17:21

    Dear Author..dont create half baked stories with ur own evil motive to the public...if u cannot or dont know truth better to stay away. Dont know if u r paid for it to spread haterness.

  • Robin S.
    08/09/2019 17:10

    Long live Irom, long live democracy.

  • Anu S.
    08/09/2019 16:51

    This is a materialistic capitalist world.. Yaha ase logo ki na koi kadr h na zaroorat..

  • Sudeep G.
    08/09/2019 16:51

    Hey guys. I am so happy and proud of myself and i thought i should share with you!! Today i saw myself on TV when i turned it off.

  • Rehan U.
    08/09/2019 16:38

    That's one courageous woman . Respect !

  • Diwakar B.
    08/09/2019 16:35

    As an avid and ardent member of 'Comments Reading Association' I would like to request all brethren (Hindus + Muslims+ Miscellaneous) and to their respective sisters to keep the comments short, crisp and akin to the topic! Lengthy narration takes away the zeal while reading such wisdom brimming comments!

  • Husnain N.
    08/09/2019 16:34

    Salute to u mam...

  • Kundan S.
    08/09/2019 16:32

    This channe is trying to motivate kashmiri protestors and Pakistan lovers..But there are many gov decisions and army works that harmed someway civilains and innocent people..

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