Irom Sharmila acquitted in 2006 attempted suicide case

Irom Sharmila acquitted in 2006 attempted suicide case

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-03-30 16:46 New Delhi: The Patiala House Court in Delhi on Wednesday acquitted Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila in the 2006 case of her attempt to suicide when she was undertaking a fast until death at the Jantar Mantar.Sharmila has been on a hunger strike for 16 years demanding that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act be repealed.In 2013, Sharmila had refused to plead guilty to the case, so the court took it to trial, and she has been out on bail since then.Earlier, the activist said that she was ready to end her fast if the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was repealed and expressed her desire to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue. (ANI)