A radical organization in Manipur has threatened Irom Sharmila if went ahead with her decision to contest elections and marry an outsider, reportedly.
The secessionist group 'Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak' threatened her saying that “some former revolutionary leaders were assassinated” after deviating from the cause and getting elected as people’s representatives.
Not only this, other secessionist groups too have asked Sharmila to continue the fast. The 44-year-old on July 26 announced that she will end her 16-year-old fast against the imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). She had also announced that she will give up her fast on August 9, and will contest in the upcoming Manipur elections.