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Irom Sharmila

Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Nagaland firing incident resulted into the killing of 14 civilians and a soldier. The botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence on December 4 and the following day in Nagaland's Mon district created massive uproar on AFSPA.

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

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

Mar 15, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

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

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

12 March, 2017

The Number Game Begins In Manipur

Bula Devi

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


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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