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Irom Sharmila breaks her 16-year-long fast

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View image on TwitterFrom today on wards I have ended my fast: Irom Sharmila in Imphal (Manipur)
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Back to judicial custody, yet to break fastThe court is yet to give her release orders and till then Sharmila has been taken back to judicial custody.

However, the 44-year-old civil rights activist is yet to break her fast.

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Sharmila started a hunger strike in November 2000, following the killing of 10 civilians by security forces. She was arrested by the Manipur government in 2000 under section 309 of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits an attempt to commit suicide.
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Sharmila, known as the ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’, announced on July 26 that she would end her fast and contest next year’s Manipur assembly election. She also hinted that she would marry her boyfriend Desmond Coutinho, an India-born British national, and resume normal life.
source: timesofindia

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