Burning Bright Irom Sharmila by Deepti Priya Mehrotra

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

Irom Sharmila has been on a quick unto loss of life for 8 years, challenging a repeal of the draconian military precise Powers Act in Manipur. Ten blameless humans have been mowed down through safety forces in Malom, a village close to Imphal, in November 2000. The perpetrators weren't punished, safe less than the military specified Powers Act which empowers army and para-military body of workers to arrest, shoot, even kill, a person at the grounds of mere suspicion. according to this tragedy—one between many such atrocities—Irom Sharmila, a tender Manipuri, all started an indefinite starvation strike. the govt. arrested her and force-fed her via nasal tubes. She has been published and re-arrested innumerable occasions in view that then, yet has stood via her call for, steadfastly refusing to consume till the Act is repealed.

Burning vivid is a hard-hitting account of a humans stuck among the crossfire of militants and defense forces; of a as soon as- sovereign country whose tradition has been brutally violated; of the various voices of dissent— from underground teams to the Meira Paibis, a women’s circulate against all kinds of violence no matter if by way of the country or insurgents and a relocating portrait of ‘the Iron woman of Manipur’.

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