Irom Sharmila Breaking Fast after 16 Years, Ready for Election, Ready For Marriage


Who is Irom Sharmila, why she is in fast, Manipur Rights Activist Irom Sharmila finally decided today to break the fast which she adopt 16 years ago. On Tuesday she said “I will break my fast as the government has failed to give any positive response. I will fight elections to resolve the issues”.

irom sharmila 16 years fastIn Manipur District court Irom told that she will break the fast on 9 August 2016 and soon she will be married. Chum of Sharmila confirmed that wants to contest the next Manipur election as an independent candidate.

One room is permanent booked in Imphal Government Hospital from 16 years.

Some of know don’t know why she take fast, in November 2000 Security Forces killed 10 civilians at bust stop near Imphal Airport from that she is on Hunger Strike. Her primary demand to the Indian government has been the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). She began her fast in Malom on 5 November, and vowed not to eat, drink, comb her hair or look in a mirror until AFSPA was repealed.

Who is Irom Sharmila???

  • Irom Chanu Sharmila born on 14 March 1972, also known as the “Iron Lady of Manipur” or “Mengoubi” (“the fair one”) is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur.
  • Sharmila grew up and lives in Manipur, one of the Seven Sister States in India’s northeast.
  • Irom mother and father Kongpal runs the shop of Grocery, she is educated upto 12th class.
  • She is on hunger strike from 2 November 2016 till present, in Malom, a town in the Imphal Valley of Manipur, ten civilians were shot and killed while waiting at a bus stop. The incident, known as the “Malom Massacre”, was allegedly committed by the Assam Rifles, one of the Indian Paramilitary forces operating in the state.

Three days after she began her strike, she was arrested by the police and charged with an “attempt to commit suicide”, which was unlawful under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at that time, and was later transferred to judicial custody. Her health deteriorated rapidly, and nasogastric intubation was forced on her from 21 November in order to keep her alive while under arrest.

Sharmila has been regularly released and re-arrested every year since her hunger strike began.

Many parties approach her in 2014 for the part of their party but she refused. On 19 August 2014 a court ordered her release from custody, subject to there being no other grounds for detention. She was re-arrested on 22 August 2014 on similar charges to those for which she was acquitted, and remanded in judicial custody for 15 days.