Le Mashale (Take the Torch) is a riveting mono-play about the life and struggles of Irom Sharmila Chanu of Manipur who has been on an indefinite hunger strike for the past 14 years to repeal the draconian AFSPA Act, which has worked as a shield for ... Deccan Chronicle, 2 weeks ago
Today, Irom Sharmila, the Manipur civil rights activist, marks 13 years of her fast in protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the state. She remains in judicial custody where she continues to be force-fed through her nose. Deepti Priya Mehrotra, author of Burning Bright: Irom Sharmila and the Struggle for Peace in Manipur, recalls her association with the Iron Lady of Manipur. I met her initially in October 2006 in Delhi just to pay my respects. But I kept going back to her, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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