you're reading...
AFSPA, State Repression

Repeal AFSPA – Irom Sharmila unhappy with the Centre’s delay

Sharmila unhappy

IMPHAL, Sept 25 – Rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been fasting for over 15 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), has expressed dissatisfaction over the Centre’s delay in scrapping the law.
“I am not happy with the Centre’s delay,” Sharmila, who appeared before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal East yesterday, told the media waiting outside.

The activist, who is being nose-fed, said though she has been on a hunger strike for more than one and half decades against imposition of AFSPA, her democratic agitation was not honoured.

She said the government has kept her in judicial custody for all these years instead of repealing AFSPA which was against the right to live.

Sharmila said she would continue her movement till the fulfilment of her demand and appealed to the people to work together till the Act was scrapped. – PTI

About Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: