Thursday, March 11, 2010

Irom Sharmila back in custody

Irom Sharmila back in custody -The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, March 10: As expected, hunger striker Irom Chanu Sharmila, who was released from the security ward of JN Hospital on March 8 afternoon, has been rearrested today on the same charge of attempting to commit suicide.

Sources said Sharmila has been rearrested today at about 5.30pm from PDA complex, Porompat where she has been continuing her fast unto death stir in demand for repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Mention may be made that Sharmila went straight to PDA complex moments after she was released from JN Hospital (security ward) on March 8 and continued her stir at the spot where the Sharmila Kanba Apunba Lup had been conducting relay hunger strike in support of her cause.

In the meantime, the Sharmila Kanba Apunba Lup, which has been staging relay hunger strike for the past 420 days in support of Sharmila and to save the life of the hunger striker has submitted memorandum to the Governor, Chief Minister, Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly and Opposition leaders urging them to take action to repeal AFSPA, save Sharmila and restore Right to Life of the people.