A POLITICAL FAST FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS

Date: 13 Apr 2011

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In a message dated 13/04/2011 17:43:03 GMT Standard Time, .com writes: IROM CHANUíS SATYAGRAHA Ė ON A POLITICAL FAST FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS\\\\\\\\\\\\ Irom Sharmila Chanu, also known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, has been on an political fast since November 4, 2000 demanding the Government of India to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Manipur and other areas of Indiaís north-east.\\\\\\\\\\ An iconic legend in Manipurís politics, her fast is perhaps the longest political protest of its kind in history and in any part of the world. \\\\\\\\\\\Irom Sharmila Chanu has not eaten anything, or drunk a single drop of water since November, 2000. She has been forcibly kept alive by nasogastric tubation. She has not combed her hair, nor looked at the mirror and uses a dry cotton to clean her teeth. Her body is wasted inside, her menstrual cycles have stopped. (Read More)] 000000000