Irom Sharmila

  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur 17-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a fast for 13 years against a special, stringent anti-terror act in Manipur, was on Thursday not allowed to vote in the Lok Sabha polls as per law. "Under Section 62 (5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,...
  • Power of 49: Women activists' demand to remove AFSPA still unfulfilled 08-03-2014 08:00 AM

    Imphal: On Women's Day, CNN-IBN's Power of 49 series highlights how women, who form 49 per cent of the electorate, are wielding greater power in the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, in Manipur it seems politicians just do lip service about women's empowerment and the major demand of women...
  • Irom Sharmila rejects AAP offer to contest polls 14-02-2014 08:44 PM

    Kolkata: Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila has rejected an offer from the Aam Aadmi Party to join politics and contest this year's Lok Sabha elections. "She got an offer, but she is not interested in joining politics at all," Sharmila's brother Irom Singhajit said from Imphal on Friday. The...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila 30-01-2014 04:58 PM

    A Delhi court on Thursday issued a production warrant for March 29 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she did not appear before it in a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death in New Delhi in 2006. The Manipuri activist, on a fast for over...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila 19-12-2013 03:10 PM

    A Delhi court on Thursday issued production warrant for January 30 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she failed to turn up in a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto- death in 2006. The Manipuri activist, who has been on a fast for over 12...
  • Do not rule out Irom's chances of winning the Nobel peace prize: Harpviken 11-10-2013 01:51 PM

    Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo Kristian Berg Harpviken said that he did not rule out the chances of Irom Sharmila being named as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Irom has been on fast since 2000 to highlight the suffering of the people in Manipur. ...
  • Nobel Peace Prize to be announced today, Malala a frontrunner 11-10-2013 08:20 AM

    Norway: All we know is this: a record 259 candidates, including 50 organizations, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. With no clues from the judges in Norway, speculation about the frontrunners for Friday's announcement is primarily based on the committee's previous choices and current events. Here's...
  • Demand for dropping all charges against Irom Sharmila 02-10-2013 07:02 PM

    Imphal: Rights activist Irom Sharmila on hunger-strike for close to 13 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, and who has been arrested and re-arrested over the years, should be released, Amnesty International (India) said in Imphal on Wednesday. "Authorities must drop all charges against her,...
  • AFSPA lets the forces get away with war crimes: Sudeep Chakravarti 23-05-2013 05:57 PM

    The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act is in place in Manipur for the last 55 years. While the forces claim it is impossible to improve the security situation without it, its frequent abuse has led to the death and disappearance of many youths, it has led to rape of...
  • Irom Sharmila re-arrested in Manipur 14-03-2013 02:25 PM

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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 04-03-2013 11:58 PM

    In a shocking incident, several personnel of the Punjab Police were caught on camera beating up a woman in Taran Taran on Sunday. The woman had reportedly complained of sexual harassment. ...
  • News 360: Punjab policemen beat up sexual harassment victim 04-03-2013 09:50 PM

    In Tarn Taran, Punjab, a young woman and her father were beaten up mercilessly by policemen after they complained of sexual harassment. ...
  • Charges against me are baseless: Irom Sharmila 04-03-2013 05:42 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Irom Sharmila said that she loved life and was only using fast as a means of protest. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 05-11-2012 11:46 PM

    It's 12 years to the day since Irom Sharmila went on fast against AFSPA. It's a neck-and-neck race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. ...
  • Has India abandoned Irom Sharmila, Iron Lady of Manipur? 05-11-2012 11:26 PM

    Irom Sharmila, Manipur's 'Iron Lady', on Monday completed 12 years of protest demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). ...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast enters the 12th year 05-11-2012 07:18 PM

    She is protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. ...
  • Let Sharmila decide her own future without any guilt

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    Irom Sharmila is in love. As soon as you say this, a great deal of wonder and hatred follows, for many there is complete surprise...

  • Irom Sharmila completes 12 years of protest 05-11-2012 12:22 PM

    Imphal: Irom Sharmila, Manipur's 'Iron Lady', on Monday completed 12 years of protest demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). On an indefinite fast, Sharmila, who is force-fed through the nose to keep her alive began her fast till death after ten persons, including a boy who...
  • Ripley's inclusion of Irom Sharmila is nauseating

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    The fact that Irom Chanu Sharmila's fast for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur has joined Ripley's odditorium will leave...