I will urge the Prime Minister to repeal AFSPA, says Sharmila

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IMPHAL, May 27: “I will try to meet the Prime Minister of the country and highlight the problems faced by the people after the imposition of the AFSPA. I will also urge the Prime Minister to repeal the Act”. This was said by Irom Sharmila to the media, minutes before her departure to Delhi today morning at Imphal airport.

Irom Sharmila Chanu Photo: IFP
Irom Sharmila Chanu
Photo: IFP

 

She also added that to get the demand or to fulfill her struggle there is a need for unite support of the people.

She left this morning by an Indigo Flight as she will be produced at Patiala House Court, New Delhi on May 28. One doctor, a nurse, one police personnel from the jail and one IO is accompanying Sharmila to Delhi.

It may be recalled that Sharmila had missed similar summons twice with the state failing to send her citing shortages of fund. A case was registered against Sharmila for staging a protest fast at Jantar Mantar in 2006, demanding repeal of AFSPA.

The case registered against Sharmila by the police concerned is FIR No.222/06 under IPC section 309.

 

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