Irom Sharmila

  • Court finds prima facie evidence against Irom Sharmila June 5, 2014

    A local court has ruled that there is prima facie evidence of attempt to commit suicide against Manipur social activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for the past 13 years to demand withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 1, 2014

    This week, Citizens from across the country post their messages to Prime Minister Modi. Plus, Irom Sharmila's appeal to the PM and much more. ...
  • Want to meet Modi to seek repulsion of AFSPA: Irom Sharmila June 14, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike for over a decade, was in Delhi for a court hearing and hoped to meet PM Narendra Modi to seek the repulsion of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. She was asked to appear in a 2006 case of attempting...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • There shouldn't be a conflict between law and human rights: MoS Home May 28, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN on the Irom Sharmila case, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju said that while dealing with Irom Sharmila's case, there can't be any conflict between human rights and the law. "While establishing the rule of law, there should not be any abuse of human rights," he said. ...
  • I hope Modi government repeals AFSPA: Irom Sharmila June 14, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila tells CNN-IBN her expectations from the new government. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jailed Irom Sharmila not allowed to cast vote in Manipur April 17, 2014

    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, a...
  • Power of 49: Women activists' demand to remove AFSPA still unfulfilled March 8, 2014

    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 February 14, 2014

    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 offer...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila January 30, 2014

    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 12...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila December 19, 2013

    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 years...
  • Do not rule out Irom's chances of winning the Nobel peace prize: Harpviken October 11, 2013

    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 October 11, 2013

    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 October 2, 2013

    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, and...
  • AFSPA lets the forces get away with war crimes: Sudeep Chakravarti May 23, 2013

    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 March 14, 2013

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for more than 12 years demanding repeal of the 'draconian' Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Manipur, was re-arrested by state police, officials said on Thursday. Sharmila, who was released on Tuesday by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Imphal East,...
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Police Act is similar to AFSPA, says Prakash Javadekar March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday expressed its disagreement with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over repealing of Armed Forces Special Powers Act, saying the state should not speak against this law as it has already passed a similar legislation in its Assembly. "Omar Abdullah's own state has passed a...
  • AFSPA not on the backburner, says Omar Abdullah March 5, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) should be repealed from the places where Army is not required. Omar said the issue of AFSPA is not on the "backburner", and if Irom Sharmila can fast in protest against AFSPA for...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Omar demands repeal of AFSPA March 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly come out in support of lifting the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Omar, who was speaking in the state Assembly, also praised northeast activist Irom Sharmila's fight for the repeal of AFSPA. He also made a strong case for its...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 4, 2013

    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 March 4, 2013

    In Tarn Taran, Punjab, a young woman and her father were beaten up mercilessly by policemen after they complained of sexual harassment. ...
  • Following Gandhiji's principle of non-violence: Sharmila March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who on Monday was charged with attempting suicide for her fast unto death here in 2006 while demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA, said she is following Mahatma Gandhi's principle of non-violence and should not be "discriminated" against. Chanu, while speaking to mediapersons outside the court...
  • Charges against me are baseless: Irom Sharmila March 4, 2013

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Irom Sharmila said that she loved life and was only using fast as a means of protest. ...
  • Sharmila's fast hangs like an uneasy conscience around the Indian government's neck: Pradip Phanjoubam March 4, 2013

    Will Irom Sharmila's fast bear fruit, will AFSPA be repealed? Pradip Phanjoubam, editor of Imphal Free Press joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is there any indication that Irom Sharmila's 12-year-old fast may force the Indian government to repeal AFSPA? Asked by: Mary ...
  • Irom Sharmila supporters protest outside Delhi court March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Demanding revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, (AFSPA) over 30 supporters of Manipur's "Iron Lady" Irom Sharmila Chanu gathered outside Patiala House Court Monday morning and raised slogans in support of her campaign. The renowned rights activist has been on an indefinite hunger strike since November...
  • Delhi court frames charges against Irom Sharmila March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has framed charges against anti-AFSPA activist Irom 'Chanu' Sharmila 'for attempting to commit suicide' under Section 309 of IPC on March 4, 2013. Sharmila has refused to plead guilty to the charges. On landing in Delhi, 40-year-old Sharmila had reiterated she was not trying to...
  • Irom Sharmila appears before Delhi court March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Irom Sharmila, Manipur's "iron lady", appeared in New Delhi's Patiala Court on Monday in an attempt to suicide case. Sharmila has been on a fast-unto-death stir against the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) since past 12 years. Sharmila's lawyers said since she has already been in custody...
  • Irom to appear before court over her fast against AFSPA March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for about 12 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), will be produced before a Delhi court on Monday. The Patiala House Court had summoned her in relation to the attempt to suicide...
  • Irom Sharmila to appear before Delhi court March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila will be brought to New Delhi on Sunday for a court appearance. The court has summoned her in connection with her fast unto death stir against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. Sharmila has been summoned by the Patiala House court under IPC 309...
  • The Silent Poet: A film on Irom Sharmila December 7, 2012

    Guwahati: A film on Iron Lady Irom Sharmila, famed for her decade-long hunger strike to protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur, would be the highlight at the ninth edition of the two-day ADDA short film festival beginning here tomorrow. Filmmaker Barun Thokchom has captured a different angle of...