The first court hearing of Irom Chanu Sharmila after completing 15 years of hunger strike demanding repeal of Arm Forces Special Power Act 1958 was held today. The Court hearing was delayed by around 4 hours. The hearing scheduled was earlier fixed at 10:30 am, but as CJM RK Memcha has been promoted and the in-charge CJM A. Nauteinashori was out of station, the hearing was held at around 2.00 pm .
Wrath over the delay Irom Chanu Sharmila tried to left the court room at around 1:50 pm without attending the hearing. Later JM(FC) of Imphal East Alek Muivah arrived at around 2:08 pm and the court proceeding began.
Supporting Irom Chanu Sharmila movement, Rongmei Lup Phuom (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland), All Manipur Muslim Women Organisation and Women Action for Development also attended the court to witness the court proceeding.
Next hearing is scheduled on November 23.