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Sharmila attends Malom Massacre anniversary

By The Assam Tribune

IMPHAL, Nov 2 - Manipuri rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila today for the first time attended the anniversary programme to commemorate Malom Massacre which had prompted her to go on a 16-year-long hunger strike demanding the withdrawal of the AFSPA from the State.

Today�s event marked the 16th anniversary of the massacre in which 10 civilians were gunned down by the security forces at Malom in Imphal West district.

Addressing the gathering, Sharmila, co-convenor of newly-floated political party Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) said laws were framed to protect the people and her entry into politics was the �first step� to bring in changes under a democratic system.

Sharmila (44) had ended her 16-year-long fast in August and formed the new political party. � PTI

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Sharmila attends Malom Massacre anniversary

IMPHAL, Nov 2 - Manipuri rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila today for the first time attended the anniversary programme to commemorate Malom Massacre which had prompted her to go on a 16-year-long hunger strike demanding the withdrawal of the AFSPA from the State.

Today�s event marked the 16th anniversary of the massacre in which 10 civilians were gunned down by the security forces at Malom in Imphal West district.

Addressing the gathering, Sharmila, co-convenor of newly-floated political party Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) said laws were framed to protect the people and her entry into politics was the �first step� to bring in changes under a democratic system.

Sharmila (44) had ended her 16-year-long fast in August and formed the new political party. � PTI