Irom Sharmila ends 16-year-long fast

Imphal: Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 16 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state, has ended her fast today. 

Doctors took off the nasal feed tube from Sharmila, who has been on fast unto death since 2000 to protest the imposition of the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Manipur.

“I want to join politics as I've been called the Iron lady of Manipur & I want to live upto that name,” Irom Sharmila told ANI.