Irom Sharmila stuns with decision to end fast

Sharmila stuns with decision to end fast Anti-AFSPA icon and activist Irom Chanu Sharmila today stunned everyone when she announced she would be ending her 16-year indefinite protest fast against the draconian law and also disclosed her plans to contest in the upcoming State Assembly election as an independent candidate. She however said her fight against the AFSPA will continue and her move is a change of strategy to keep the cause alive. “Yes, I intend to walk out from after my next appearance at the Chief Judicial Magistrate on August 9, 2016 and start a new page in my life,” Sharmila said affirming inquiries whether she has made up her mind to end her fast. Talking to media persons after her routine appearance at CJM, Lamphel, she confirmed that she will be contesting a...
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