Blindly supporting police killings will push India towards danger: Irom Sharmila on Hyderabad 'encounter'
According to her, the rape and violence meted out to the weaker sections of the society need to be condemned.
AFSPA can be invoked in areas the government certifies as disturbed due to disputes between people of different religions, races, languages or castes. It has been used only in insurgency-prone areas.
Sharmila, who contested the Manipur polls from Thoubal constituency against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was relegated to the fourth position, with just 90 votes.
Manipur’s activist-turned-politician Irom Sharmila’s foray into electoral politics has not been a pleasant one.
Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress party won in Thoubal constituency, defeating rights activist Irom Sharmila, who got fewer than 100 votes.
Manipur’s iconic activist Irom Sharmila has a mountain to climb to be able to secure the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Act through political means.
Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur in March.
Sharmila covered a distance of approximately 20 kilometres from Imphal on her bicycle to file her nomination.
Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her epic hunger strike on August 9, launched her party 'People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance' (PRJA).