Repealing AFSPA is not a demand of separatists in J&K alone.
Omar criticized PDP for its “assertion” that a coalition with BJP is necessary for getting funds for flood-affected people.
“We are very happy to know that the government will have to release Sharmila once the law is changed,” said her brother.
The PDP’s Nayeem Akhtar, for his part, claimed his party would get AFSPA repealed, saying Omar didn’t take any concrete measures.
That Irom Sharmila’s fast has entered its 15th year reveals the implacable might of the Indian state.
Clark House Initiative has found a way to survive.
Why it may be time to revoke the AFSPA in areas like Manipur.
The Manipur government had been directed to adduce the reports of inquiry commissions.
“I will continue my fast until AFSPA is repealed once and for all”, she said.
Irom Sharmila’s protest is legitimate. It cannot be criminalised or wished away.
A civil rights activist, Irom has been force-fed through her nose for over a decade now.
On the controversy over a Shiv Sena MP allegedly force-feeding a Muslim employee, Omar said it was “goondaism”.
People will never find the time appropriate as they have so much liking and love for these laws, he said.
Rights activist from Manipur Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for over 13 years to protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), told a Delhi court on Wednesday that she was eager to eat if she was given the assurance that the “draconian” Act would be revoked. Sharmila was charged for […]
Sharmila has been on indefinite hunger strike to demand repeal of the Act after killing of ten civilians.