World’s Longest Hunger Strike Ends
World’s largest hunger strike ends here. She just put few drops of honey to end the longest hunger strike ever. She is non-other than Irom Sharmila. She was on hunger strike for last 16 years and that ended on Tuesday.
Crinkling her face at the taste of food, Irom Sharmila, 44, from the troubled north-eastern state of Manipur, finished the fast she began in 2000 after the Malom massacre – when 10 people were reportedly killed by a government-run paramilitary group near the city of Imphal.
She said that she will never forget this moment. She also proposed that she wants to become CM to bring more positive changes in surrounding.
Amnesty International said: “Irom Sharmila’s decision to break her hunger strike gives India another chance to start a dialogue and recognise how the AFSPA has alienated Manipur for over 35 years.”