Sunday, August 26, 2007

Solidarity Fast for Irom Sharmila

Mail from NAPM and Sharmila's supporters

Dear friends,

Some of us have decided to organize a solidarity fast in support of Irom Sharmila, who is in her 7th year of fast with a demand to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (for more information see below).

This solidarity fast will be organized in Imphal, Manipur where Sharmila is presently confined to the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, from 13th September, 2007, and will go on for 3-5 days. We invite more people from all over India and even outside to come and join this solidarity fast for as many days as you can. This is the least we can do to support one of the longest solitary peaceful struggles of our times which saddens our hearts but doesn’t move the authorities a bit.

We are confident that the truth will emerge victorious one day