Steadfast Irom Sharmila

Updated: Mar 05, 2013 02:03 IST

Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 12 years to protest anti-insurgency law in Manipur, speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi. Sharmila who has been force fed through a tube by authorities has been charged with attempted suicide in a case likely to bring major attention to her quiet protest in Manipur against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. AP Photo
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Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 12 years to protest anti-insurgency law in Manipur, speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi. Sharmila who has been force fed through a tube by authorities has been charged with attempted suicide in a case likely to bring major attention to her quiet protest in Manipur against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. AP Photo

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