Irom Sharmila has been on a fast unto death for eight years, demanding a repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. This act has led to numerous atrocities. Sharmila has been arrested and force fed through feeding tubes be her own government. This is a moving portrait of the 'Iron Lady of Manipur."
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. pbk. Irom Sharmila has been on a fast unto death for eight years demanding a repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur Ten innocent people were mowed down by security forces in Malom a village near Imphal in November 2000 The perpetrators were not punished protected under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act which empowers military and Para-Military personnel to arrest shoot even kill anyone on the grounds of mere suspicion In response to this tragedy-one among many such atrocities-Irom Sharmila a young Manipuri began an indefinite hunger strike The government arrested her and force-fed her through nasal tubes She has been released and re-arrested innumerable times since then but has stood by her demand steadfastly refusing to eat until the Act is repealed Burning Bright is a hard-hitting account of a people caught between the crossfire of militants and security forces; of a once- sovereign kingdom whose culture has been brutally violated; of the many voices of dissent-from underground groups to the Meira Paibis a women?s movement opposed to all forms of violence whether by the state or insurgents and a moving portrait of the Iron Lady of Manipur 240 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 91880
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