Rights Activist Irom Sharmila released from prison

Imphal: Human Rights Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was released on Thursday evening after a local court rejected her charges of attempt to suicide and ordered her immediate release form custody.

The court also set aside charges against her under sections 309 and 353 of the Indian Penal Code.

The women volunteers of Sharmila Kanba Lup (SAKAL) came to receive her from the security ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, however she did not co-operate with them charging they are wild people.

After her release in the evening, Sharmila again sat on fast.

A team of police officials was being deployed in order to prevent from any untoward incident.

Sharmila further said that she would no longer take support from SAKAL or take help from any individuals but she will continue fasting on her own demanding to repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 from the state.

She has been in judicial custody since November 2000, when she started an indefinite fast demanding for the repeal of the AFSPA. 

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