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“The State Has To Create A Just Society”

The iron lady on Manipur who has decided to fight elections talks about her life after ending her 16-year hunger strike, the insurgency and how to end it

“The State Has To Create A Just Society”
Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
“The State Has To Create A Just Society”
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2016-10-22T12:59:48+05:30

Political activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year hunger strike against human rights abuses by the army in Manipur this Aug­­ust. She recently launched her party, the People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance, and announced her decision to contest the 2017 assembly polls. She will be contesting from two places—her home constituency Khurai and from Thoubal, CM Idobi Singh’s constituency. She talks to Dola Mitra about the insurgency, how to end it, and her new life.

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