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To contest elections in Manipur, Irom Sharmila has to 'prove' her citizenship first

Aug 24, 2016

To contest elections in Manipur, Irom Sharmila has to 'prove' her citizenship first

Even as her every day challenge will be digesting food (something that she gave up for 16 years), Sharmila will be looking to rewrite her story. #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Desmond Coutinho #Irom Sharmila fast #Irom Sharmila politics
In the age of nationalistic fervour, the Indian Army is critically short-staffed

Aug 19, 2016

In the age of nationalistic fervour, the Indian Army is critically short-staffed

Nor, despite all the vociferous condemnation of anyone expressing any reservation about the actions of the Indian Army in Kashmir, the North East, wherever, is the Army a desired career option for our best and the brightest. #Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Indian Army #Nationalism #AFSPA #ABVP #Amnesty India #PM Narendra Modi
How things unfolded at Amnesty India's event: To confuse protest with sedition is dangerous

Aug 16, 2016

How things unfolded at Amnesty India's event: To confuse protest with sedition is dangerous

It began like a lot of other events in India. I was a little late as I swiftly walked into a packed audience, a whirlwind of activity on stage and a scramble of photographers and videographers jostling for position. #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Kashmiri Pandit #AFSPA #Amnesty International #Amnesty India International #Ali Muhammad Shah #Seema Mustafa #RK Mattoo
Police picks up Arambam Robita, another Manipuri to sit on hunger strike after Irom Sharmila

Aug 13, 2016

Police picks up Arambam Robita, another Manipuri to sit on hunger strike after Irom Sharmila

Imphal west district police on Saturday picked up Arambam Robita, editor of Women and Crime Journal, a monthly magazine, for sitting on a fast-unto-death, demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Imphal #Naga rebels #Arambam Robita #Canchipur
The next iron lady? After Irom Sharmila, another Manipuri woman to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Aug 13, 2016

The next iron lady? After Irom Sharmila, another Manipuri woman to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Days after iconic rights activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year-old hunger strike, a 32-year-old woman from Manipur on Friday vowed to carry forward the protest against Afspa with an indefinite fast. #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Inner Line Permit #Robita Leima
Irom Sharmila to stay in hospital; doctors unsure how body will react after 16-year fast

Aug 12, 2016

Irom Sharmila to stay in hospital; doctors unsure how body will react after 16-year fast

Doctors said that Sharmila is fine now but there is no precedence in medical history of how someone's body would react if they resume eating after 16 years. #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Irom Sharmila fast #Irom Sharmila breaks fast
Irom Sharmila: 'It would be an honour to serve the Iron Lady', says Renuka Sahane

Aug 12, 2016

Irom Sharmila: 'It would be an honour to serve the Iron Lady', says Renuka Sahane

Former Bollywood actress Renuka Sahane on Thursday posted on Facebook a status update inviting the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila to move in with her in Mumbai if no one is willing to accommodate her. #NewsTracker #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Iron Lady #Red Cross Society #Renuka Sahane #Shakhi Devi
Irom Sharmila's story: A national icon reduced to homeless social reject

Aug 11, 2016

Irom Sharmila's story: A national icon reduced to homeless social reject

Till two days ago, Irom Sharmila was an icon with no parallel in independent India; but today, she is a homeless social reject. #NewsTracker #InMyOpinion #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act #AFSPA in North East #Afspa in Manipur
Manipur branch of Red Cross Society to provide shelter to Irom Sharmila

Aug 11, 2016

Manipur branch of Red Cross Society to provide shelter to Irom Sharmila

The Indian Red Cross Society will provide shelter to Irom Sharmila, who is being shunned by many in Manipur after she ended her 16-year-long fast. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #fast #Human Rights #Iron Lady #Red Cross Society
Manipur should take the struggle over from Irom Sharmila instead of abandoning her

Aug 10, 2016

Manipur should take the struggle over from Irom Sharmila instead of abandoning her

Shame on the people of Manipur who made Irom Sharmila feel dejected by preventing her from entering Kaisampat area of Imphal town. #Politics #Feminism #India #CriticalPoint #Hunger strike #Manipur #Women #Gender equality #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #fast #Human Rights #Kaisampat