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Fasting didn't help, I have only changed strategy: Irom Sharmila

India TV News Desk Imphal August 23, 2016 22:18 IST
India TV News Desk

As years of fasting didn't help in fight against law which gives sweeping powers to security forces, I have changed my strategy, Irom Sharmila said today.

"I have learned the hard way that my fasting has not had the desired result," the activist told the media after coming out of the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West, L. Tonsing. 

Sharmila ended 16 years of fast on August 9, inviting criticism from many of her supporters.

"I have supporters at the national and international level. I plan to continue my campaign. I have not given up my campaign. I have only changed my strategy," she said.

In the court, some persons displayed handbills with slogans like "I support Sharmila". 

Sharmila, who wants the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to go, has been living in a hospital since giving up her fast as most Imphal residents are reportedly not ready to provide her a house on rent.


(With IANS inputs)