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Manipur: Irom Sharmila appears in court for her fast unto-death

Irom Sharmila, Who Broke Her 16-year-old Fast Demanding Repeal Of The Armed Forces Special Power Act, On Tuesday Appeared Before The Court Of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West, Lamkhanpau Tonsing.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Aug 2016, 08:51:00 PM
Irom Sharmila, iron lady of Manipur (File photo)


Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year-old fast demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act, on Tuesday appeared before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West, Lamkhanpau Tonsing.

The court had on August 9 released her on bail on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 after she gave the assurance that she would end her fast.

Sharmila has been asked to appear before the same court on September 5, a court source said.

She was taken back to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital where she is getting treatment, a hospital source said.

Asked by reporters outside the court about her fast, the Iron Lady of Manipur repeated what she had said on August 9 that she had to break her fast since it had not helped her cause of getting AFSPA repealed.

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First Published : 23 Aug 2016, 08:48:00 PM