Who is Irom Sharmila? Ten things to know

Who is Irom Sharmila? Ten things to know

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Fifteen years after civil rights activist, Irom Sharmila, began a fast seeking the repeal of AFSPA, she is set to end it on August 9. She also announced her decision to fight elections as an independent candidate in the Manipur polls, early next year.

“I will end my fast on August 9 and contest elections on an independent ticket,” Sharmila said. She had just come out of a local court after attending a trial for attempting suicide.

Business Standard lists out ten things to know about the Iron Lady of Manipur.

How did it all start?

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