Irom Sharmila

'PM deserves Nobel Prize if AFSPA withdrawn fully from Northeast' says Irom

The government should withdraw this law completely and instead, invest in the development of the Northeast.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Welcome Centre's decision, but AFSPA should be repealed: Rights activist Irom Sharmila

Sharmila, hailed as the 'Iron Lady of Manipur', termed AFSPA an 'oppressive law' and said that it has never been a solution to tackling insurgency.

published on : 1st April 2022

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.

published on : 6th December 2019

Does Kashmir need AFSPA? Here is a refresher on the special powers used by army

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.

published on : 27th March 2017

Fed up with the political system, have decided to quit: Irom Sharmila after loss in Manipur polls

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.

published on : 11th March 2017

Why did Iron Lady Irom Sharmila lose?

Manipur’s activist-turned-politician Irom Sharmila’s foray into electoral politics has not been a pleasant one.

published on : 11th March 2017

Irom Sharmila loses to Manipur CM in Thoubal

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.

published on : 11th March 2017

Despite entry into political arena, Irom Sharmila has a long way to go

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.

published on : 17th February 2017

Irom Sharmila to marry after Manipur polls

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur in March.

published on : 17th February 2017

Irom Sharmila rides on bicycle to file nominations from Thoubal

Sharmila covered a distance of approximately 20 kilometres from Imphal on her bicycle to file her nomination.

published on : 17th February 2017

Irom Sharmila launches her party in Imphal

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).

published on : 18th October 2016