Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu has been a remarkable name of new India where every individual is coming to fore in demand for his/her rights.

The ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’ has been on hunger strike since 2000 seeking revocation of the infamous Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), which she holds responsible for atrocities on the people of Manipur and other parts of northeast India. She is the world's longest hunger striker. She has been a big source of inspiration for many youths.

DOB: 14 March 1972

 

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