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Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila Calls Stone-Pelting Futile, Urges Kashmiris To Stir Peacefully

Jun 08, 2018 Naseer Ganai

An “overwhelming support” from the Mehbooba government for revocation of AFSPA surprises Manipur’s iron lady on her first J&K visit

Civil Rights Activist Irom Sharmila Marries Long-Time Partner In Tamil Nadu

Aug 17, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

The wedding was held in the presence of sub-registrar Radhakrishnan with Coutinho putting the ring on Sharmila's finger.

Lost The Election, Manipur’s Iron Lady Seeks Peace Of Mind In Kerala’s Tribal Village

Irom celebrated her 45th birthday at the Santhigramam rehabilitation centre where her hosts prepared payasam (sweet dish) for her.

Polls Weren't About AFSPA But Who'll Save Valley From Hills. And Irom Sharmila Didn't Look Like Saviour

Mar 12, 2017 Linda Chhakchhuak

In India where elections are about money and power, Ibobi Singh nurtured his constituency. He provided jobs for almost every voter over there

The Number Game Begins In Manipur

If BJP manages to cobble numbers yet Ibobi Singh stakes claim being the single largest party, it will depend on Governor Najma Heptulla who she wants to invite to form the government.

13 February, 2017

Irom Sharmila Alleges BJP Offered Her A Ticket And Rs 36 Cr To Contest Against Manipur CM

Outlook Web Bureau

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav termed Sharmila’s claim as an ‘absolute lie’ and said his party’s entire election campaign cost in Manipur doesn’t cost that much.

03 October, 2016

My Protest Has Fallen On Deaf Ears: Irom Sharmila

Rama Dwivedi

The iconic civil rights activist from Manipur speaks in Delhi on the road ahead

06 August, 2016

The Iron Lady

Manash Bhattacharjee

A poem for the iron lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila

31 March, 2016

'Hollowness Is Growing In India'

Bhasha Singh

An exclusive interview with Irom Sharmila where the 'Iron lady of Manipur' talks of what India needs, her mission, hope and being in love

27 December, 2014
A FAST-UNTO-FREEDOM, NOT DEATH: This year, Irom Sharmila Chanu completed 14 years of her indefinite fast to demand democracy and demilitarisation in Manipur. She continues her unparalleled struggle against impunity from the security ward at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Hospital, Imphal.

A Fast For Justice

Agrima Bhasin

While the centre’s declared intention—to decriminalise attempt to suicide and repeal Section 309—offers hope for Irom Sharmila’s release, it risks being worthless without a decisive debate on AFSPA

27 November, 2006

No Look, No See

Badri Raina

What accounts for the negligible interest in the six-year long satyagraha of Irom Sharmila? Why is it that we either never seem to "look" towards the East, or if and when we do, we "look" but do not "see"? Perhaps it is time to resurrect Gandhi in th

25 July, 2003

A Death ... And A Fast-Unto-Death

Nitin A. Gokhale

The police have been 'force-feeding' a young Manipur girl in custody since November 2000 who refuses to eat voluntarily, demanding withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, while recent charges of 'custodial-killing' hog the headlines in

Photo Gallery

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

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