India: Irom Sharmila from Manipur fast in Ripley’s Believe It or Not – BBC

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NATIONWIDE SHARMILA SATYAGRAH ON THE DAY OF NAMAK SATYAGRAH 6th april

An Indian woman who has spent nearly 12 years fasting to protest against a law that gives special powers to the armed forces has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Irom Sharmila Chanu, 40, has been on a hunger strike since 2 November 2000 in the north-eastern state of Manipur.

She has been force-fed through a pipe in her nose since November 2000.

Source: BBC

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