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Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila to end fast after 16 years

Sixteen years after starting her path-setting hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Manipur’s “Iron Lady” Irom Chanu Sharmila has decided to end her fast on August 9 and contest Assembly elections as an Independent candidate.

Updated : 27 July 2016, 09:58 AM