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Sharmila continues protest, but ‘unnoticed’ by legislators and public

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The onetime international acclaimed Gwangju Peace award recipient and the lady who was chosen among the 1000 ladies from across the globe by the United Nations in recognition to her selfless sacrifice for the cause of human rights, Irom Chanu Sharmila still continues her protest for repeal of the draconian act AFSPA but this time with few people inside the Birtikendrajit Park here at Imphal.
She was detained under IPC section 309 (attempt to suicide) by the Manipur government time and again but this time she was released by CJM Imphal West yesterday as the police had failed to provide any prove to support the charges.
With only few women supporters at her side the lady is continuing her fast-unto-death at BT Park Complex.
OC of City Police who had been keeping a close vigil said that a team of Medical expert is on standby to response at any time of trouble.
Until 2 pm Sharmila’s health was seen ok, but it is important to keep a close watch, said the City OC.
Earlier in the morning Sharmila had turn down request from the medical team to have a check to her health conditions.
The nations is in hot bed debating over whether or not colonial laws like Seditions Act are to be scrapped or not in the aftermath of the JNU Row, but for the people of Manipur (except some few) no persons, CSOs, Clubs or organizations are concerning to Irom Chanu Sharmila’s protest for repeal of another colonial law which was once enforced by British Regime to suppress the freedom movement of India.
State police too are now relieved as the protest by the Iron lady get little attention from the government as well as the people.
The State Assembly session is underway and the legislators seem to have no time to discuss her issue. With television channel broadcasting every development over the JNU Row the parliament is often in chaos with the issue of the so called seditious law – which is comparably less dangerous than the AFSPA, Sharmila has been protesting for repealed by undergoing a fast-unto-death for over 15 years.
Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yetchuri among others braves the charges level against them for supporting the students of JNU New Delhi openly voicing to scrap outdated legislations but in Manipur the Assembly session have not a single time to discuss the issue of Irom Chanu Sharmila, forget about the various atrocities committed under the shadow of Armed forces Special powers Act.

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