IMPHAL, February 8: Anti-AFSPA crusader Irom Chanu Sharmila today questioned why people of a democratic country like India still continue to be worried about their security and safety.
Sharmila was speaking to media persons after making her appearance before the court of CJM I/W A Noutuneshwori at the Cheirap Court complex.
She said AFSPA was imposed in Manipur under the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
Sharmila said the world has acknowledged the brutality of AFSPA.
Expressing deep concern, she said she has been protesting for 15 years now demanding repeal of the AFSPA because she cannot remain a mute spectator of the Act and remain silent.
It would be humiliating before the world to remain as mere spectator of the cruelty under the draconian Act, she said.
Sharmila also said that it is time for the people to speak up for a better future.
The anti AFSPA crusader was brought to the court complex around 12:30pm and her next appearance has been fixed for February 22.