Irom Sharmila is today recognized internationally for her work on the issues related to empowerment of women, peace and human rights as well as for her long dedicated non-violent means of protest in a region where guns make the rules. Sharmila was awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights and the Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize. However, despite her international recognition, the Indian government has chosen to keep her under judical custody, forcibly feeding her through the nose. There are heavy restrictions for her to meet visitors.
Sharmila has not taken food or water for ten years.
This is just NOT correct. I have been to these areas and have observed the high handedness of our armed forces there, misusing or implenting unjustly their special powers (given to them by the govt of India because of the insurgency by Nagas, Bodos, Mizos).
Sharmila is fighting for revocation of these "special Powers" given to the Armed Forces. Unfortunately her Anshan is confined to Manipur hence it did not catch the attention of the entire country like Ana Hazare's Anshan. But, I think her plight and struggle SHOULD be highlighted by our stupid media (especially TV Channels) who show all sorts of idiotic things and have no awareness of how a woman is fighting for a just cause in Eastern part of the country!!