Irom Chanu Sharmila

Profession: Social & Political Activist, Poet


Daughter(s) of Irom Chanu Sharmila

Nix Shakhi and Autumn Tara (twins)

Father of Irom Chanu Sharmila

Late Irom Nanda Singh (used to work as Grade IV worker in a veterinary hospital in Imphal)

Husband/Spouse of Irom Chanu Sharmila

Desmond Coutinho (a British citizen)

Mother of Irom Chanu Sharmila

Irom Shakhi

Affairs/Boyfriends of Irom Chanu Sharmila

Desmond Coutinho

Favourite Leader of Irom Chanu Sharmila

Mahatma Gandhi

Information about Irom Chanu Sharmila

She was already involved in local peace movements with regard to human rights abuses in Manipur when, on 2 November 2000, in Malom, a town in the Imphal Valley of Manipur, ten civilians were shot and killed while waiting at a bus stop.  On 19 August 2014 a court ordered her release from custody, subject to there being no other grounds for detention.  On 5 November 2000, she began a hunger strike for the abolition of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 that applies to the seven states and grants security forces the power to search properties without a warrant, and to arrest people, and to use deadly force if there is "reasonable suspicion" that a person is acting against the state. She ended the fast on 9 August 2016, after 16 years of fasting.  Does Irom Chanu Sharmila Drink Alcohol?: Not Known  Having refused food and water for more than 500 weeks, she has been called "the world's longest hunger striker On International Women's Day, 2014 she was voted the top woman icon of India by MSN Poll.[  Does Irom Chanu Sharmila Smoke?: Not Known  She was re-arrested on 22 August 2014 on similar charges to those for which she was acquitted, and remanded in judicial custody for 15 days.  Irom Chanu Sharmila is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur.  In 2014 two parties asked her to stand in the national election, but she declined. She was then denied the right to vote as a person confined in jail cannot vote according to law. 


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