Irom Chanu continues her fast


IMPHAL: Irom Sharmila Chanu continues her fast even after she is released from prison. Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila, who was released from prison on Thursday after a local court rejected charges of attempt to suicide against her, continued with her indefinite fast of 14 years at the market complex here demanding repeal of AFSPA.

She was released at 7.30pm on Thursday by Imphal east district chief judicial magistrate, who dropped all charges against her, including attempt to commit suicide under IPC Section 309. Immediately afterwards Sharmila accompanied by representatives of various women organisations went to Imphal market complex and began her fast.

She sat fasting at the market complex through the night. She is being attended by a team of doctors from the government hospital, official sources said. Police has asked her to go to the government hospital at Porompat but she has refused, the sources said.