One day Fast and peaceful protest for Irom Sharmila at Rajghat, New Delhi
- December 10, 2011 -

Irom Sharmila JPF Logo

As you are aware that NAPM and many other civil society organisations have Initiated a campaign called " SAVE SHARMILA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN" to put forward the cause of Irom Sharmila at the centre stage of politics.

Irom Sharmila has been fasting for 11 years in Manipur against AFSPA ( Armed forces special powers act). The AFSPA calls for an autocratic and unchecked rule by the army. In the name of 'protecting the law and order' , anyone can be arrested or shot. It has led to extra-judicial killings, illegal detentions, fake encounters, rapes and torture of the civilian population.

The campaign has already organized various activities such as candle light vigils, public meetings, documentry screening and recently the Srinagar-Imphal Save Sharmila Jan Karwan which has created a big buzz in the eyes of the public.

Jan Karawan

The campaign has also launched a Nationwide Signature Drive in many states on 2nd October 2011.

Signature campaign

The signature campaign is going to culminate at Rajghat on 10th December 2011 with a one day solidarity fast (on 10th December) by women activists (alongwith students and other activists) in support and solidarity of Irom Sharmila and such other struggles in this country.

10th December being International human rights day, we have chosen this day to organise this event. On behalf of " Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign" we invite you to join the fast at RAJGHAT, New Delhi on the 10th of December 2011.

Please do join the fast . Your presence will give boost to the cause of Irom sharmila . Since, we have no political support nor is it any specific NGO sponsored campaign, we require help in terms of resources and funds also to organise such a major event. Do let us know, if there is any way you can help us out.

We request you to send your confirmation to join this one day fast or just make your support and presence felt by coming and be a part of this movement.

( On behalf of Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign, eminent women activists who have confirmed their presence for the one day long fast on 10th December are )
Medha Patkar
Shabnam Hashmi,
Kamla Bhasin Richa Singh
Sheba Chhachhi
Anuradha Talwar
Prof. Nandini Sundar
Manisha Gupte and many more will be confirming.

For more information or details, feel free to contact:
Faisal Khan: 09968828230
Ravi Nitesh: 09958907799
Devika Mittal: 09582129927
Shaheen Muhammed: 09899830412/09930049808

Also, do visit our facebook page:
or write to us at: savesharmila(at)gmail(dot)com

* This was sent by Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign
They can be contacted at savesharmila(at)gmail(dot)com
This was webcasted on November 26 2011 .

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