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Irom Sharmila’s family never celebrate Ningol Chakouba since 2000

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Women from several women organizations joined Irom Chanu Sharmila’s 16 years of struggle to repeal AFSPA on the very special day of Ningol Chakouba. A number of women staged a fast protest demanding repeal the draconian Act at Sakal Sanglen, Porompat.
The fast protest was organized by  Sharmila Kanba Lup (SAKAL) under the banner “Call for One Day Fast in support of Irom Sharmila Chanu and for the repeal of AFSPA Program on Ningol Chakkouba Day”.
While joining the demand protest, Irom Singhajit brother of Sharmila lamented the Indian democracy silence on the issues of military regime in Manipur. He further said that although today is a very special occasion in Manipur yet since Sharmila start her fast in 2000 their families never celebrated Ningol Chakouba. 
Representatives of various women organizations from different communities such as Sharmila Kanba Lup (SAKAL), Lamshang Hundi Women’s Society (Kabui organisation), Thawanthaba Women’s Development Society (Muslim organisation), Linthoinganbi Women’s Welfare Association of Lup 18, Lamshang, Taothang, Porompat, Ayangpalli Women’s Organisation, Tammi Chingmi ApunbaLup, Leiphrakpam Branch, Wangoi took part in the fast protest and expressed the togetherness to strengthen the movement to repeal AFSPA.

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Desmond Coutinho November 14, 2015 - 1:26 pm

If the same women could turn up for the next trial date 23 November 2015 at Uripok Cheirap Court that would be a positive move. And if Irom Singhajit could apologize for his honor killing threat withdraw and return the money he was paid to make the threat that would be well let’s not ask for too much from Manipuris. Her next trial date in Imphal is 23 November 2015. Uripok Cheirap Court, Imphal. It’s under the flyover. People liviing in Imphal may now claim they don’t know where their court house is.


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