Deepti Priya Mehrotra, who documented Irom Sharmila's struggle for peace in Manipur in the book Burning Bright, puts the icon's electoral loss in perspective. IMAGE: The fearless Irom Sharmila. Photograph: Kind courtesy @PRJAManipur/Twitter.com No matter how quixotic Irom Sharmila's decision to contest elections appeared, no one had anticipated the shocking results. The activist who had been on a hunger strike for 16 years to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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