Irom Sharmila Chanu has refused the security escort provided to her by Manipur state government authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India.
Irom Sharmila's PRJA party, which will contest the upcoming Manipur Assembly election, has tried to focus on the AFSPA's repealment in the Northeastern state, and has also adopted an anti-corruption plank
The BJP is contesting the Manipur election, which will virtually witness a fight between the Congress and the saffron party, without a chief ministerial candidate and allies
Irom Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming state assembly elections on Thursday, promising that it will work for the revocation of Afspa and will redraft the Inner Line Permit system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 25 February rally in Imphal, Manipur has been shifted away from the historic Kangla Fort after activist Irom Sharmila's Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) party raised objections about the venue
Manipur Election 2017: PRJA's Irom Sharmila crowdfunds campaign; Bhagwant Mann donates a month's salary
A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal donated Rs 50,000 to rights activist Irom Sharmila's party which is fighting Manipur elections, Aam Aadmi Party Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann followed the suit and donated his one month salary.
Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila says fight against Afspa not over; only her strategy has changed
Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, said on Sunday that she has not given up her fight against controversial law AFSPA but only changed her strategy.
Sharmila is using cycle to campaign in various constituencies including Thoubal constituency where she is fighting the polls.
Human rights activist Irom Sharmila plans to get married after the upcoming Assembly elections in Manipur in March.
Manipur Election 2017: Ibobi Singh most divisive figure in state history, says PRJA's Erendro Leichombam
US-returned People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance convener Erendro Leichombam says that he was trapped in his own history and could not get out of it that ultimately motivated him to his home state of Manipur.
Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila and Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who is seeking a fourth term, on Thursday filed their nominations for Thoubal Assembly seat in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Manipur activist Irom Sharmila alleged on Sunday that the BJP wanted her to contest against Chief Minister Ibobi Singh and had told her that she would need Rs 36 crores to fight the polls.
Afspa only became an election issue after Irom Sharmila, who fasted for 16 years demanding its repealment, decided to contest the Assembly election
Rights activist Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur chief minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections.
Elections in Manipur will be held in two phases — on 4 March and 8 March — with the results being declared on 11 March. Representatives from 60 constituencies will be elected.
The newly-floated PRJA of rights activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her 16-year-long fasting agitation in August last year, has moved the Election Commission for granting the PRJA image of 'whistle' as the party symbol
The upcoming election in Manipur is expected to be bipolar with both the BJP and the Congres turning the economic blockade into a mere political milch cow.
Irom Sharmila, who fasted for 16 years to demand the repeal of AFSPA, formally announced she will take on Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in assembly polls.
Irom Chanu Sharmila was just another woman, born in a small village in the hilly state of Manipur, until something changed and she metamorphosed into a symbol of peaceful resistance against the brutalities of nation state.