DAY V: Anti-AFSPA Solidarity fast ends on a positive note in Manipur

DAY V: Anti-AFSPA Solidarity fast ends on a positive note in Manipur


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The five day fast in Keishampat, Imphal in support of Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for 7 years deamanding repeal of AFSPA, ended on 17th September, 2007 on a positive note. Members of Manipur Forward Youth Front, which played a crucial role in organizing this fast and senior ladies of All Manipur Tammi Chingmi Apunba Nupi Lup, who were even spending the nights at the fast site along with people fasting were present during the conclusion.

The women of AMTCANL blessed all the fasters after offering them juices to break their fast. Wangkhemcha Chingtamlen, a writer from Manipur, presented copies of his books ‘A short history of Kangleipak (Manipur)’ to all the fasters.

Faisal Khan is taking a letter from Irom Sharmila, who handed this letter to the visitors when they visited her on 16th September, 2007 in hospital, for Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of UPA.

The fasters when visiting the massacre sites on the evening of Sptember 16th, 2007 were disturbed to see that the monument built by people in Heirangoithong, in the memory of 14 people who were killed on 14th March, 1984 by CRPF, was destroyed by the Army last year.

Faisal Khan speaking at the conclusion offered to raise Rs. 25,000 on behalf of Asha Parivar to rebuild this monument.

Faisal Khan also said that the struggle of people of Northeast and Kashmir was one and would make efforts to work for the unity of people’s movements in these areas.

Sampamcha Kanglaipal – (+91-9862096539)
Irom Singhjit Singh – (+91-9863151540)
Radha – (+91-9856164548)
Biju Barbaruah – (+91-9435198562)

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