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Irom Sharmila To Break 16-Year Fast To Contest In Manipur Elections
‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur Irom Sharmila will break her 16-year fast on August 9 to contest in Manipur elections.

‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur Irom Sharmila will break her 16-year fast on August 9 to contest in Manipur elections.

Manipur rights activist, Sharmila, has been on a fast since 2008 demanding the repeal of the
Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

She has been arrested multiple times and was put on trial on March 4, 2013 for allegedly trying to commit suicide while fasting-unto-death in New Delhi in Oct 2006.