Sharmila chanu is an indian woman who was having fast from 16 years . A month ago she announced that she would not continue and end her fast on Tuesday. She also said that she want to enter in politics and want to stand in next assembly election in northeastern state of Manipur.
Actually Sharmila Chanu was protesting not against the government but against Indian special Armed Forces Power s Act known as ( AFSPA ) , which gives a strong backbone to Indian army. The soldiers of ( AFSPA ) arrest the people without warrants and they even shoot and kill the people in a certain situation. As these army is good for country but on the other side it is effecting many states of India including Manipur and Kashmir etc.
Sharmila Chanu Started her fast 16 years ago when indian soldiers killed 10 civilians in Manipur . This state of India consists about 2.5 million of people with a huge number of army. She has spent greater part of 16 years in a hospital in legal care. In hospital she was forcibly fed medicine that includes drugs to end up her fast. Later on she refused to end up her protest.
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The most great thing about this lady is that after every two weeks she arrested because of her protest . In recent years her protests get acknowledgment not by the nation of India but also internationally .The international media is describing her life as common person with small voice.Sharmila Chanu has large number of supporter in which majority is of women.