A Decade Of Starvation For Irom Sharmila

Woman on world’s longest hunger strike vows to ‘continue fasting’ over human rights abuses in Manipur Her skin is ghostly pale from years of incarceration; her body is diminished and thin. But Irom Sharmila‘s eyes still sparkle. This week, in the drab surroundings of a hospital’s secure wing in the north-east of India, the world’s longest hunger striker completed...

RK Meghen’s Case Reaches Four Corners Of The World, Political Implications Discussed

IMPHAL, Nov 4: A National convention on the legal and political implications of the ‘˜abduction’ of UNLF Chairman RK Sanayaima alias Meghen held here today has demanded that ‘˜RK Meghen should be produced before a Court of law immediately, the charges against him be promptly informed to him and he should be brought to a fair trial within a reasonable time giving him the right to...

Like Mother Like Daughter, Sharmila Draws Strength From Mom’s Support

IMPHAL, Nov 4: Like Father Like Son, is a saying we have grown used to but for once let’s change the gender and see how the courage and conviction of the frail Sakhi Devi, mother of Irom Chanu Sharmila has been a pillar of strength and inspiration to her daughter. Draped in a shawl, Sakhi Devi recalled the happy days spent with Sharmila, who is the youngest child while talking with this reporter...