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India's Irom Sharmila Chanu the Power of the Ideal found in Conscience

EarthEthics.org.in | Fri, 03/15/2013

The ideal is only reached and known through subtle instruments, for it is the ideal that inspires us. Inspiration is the only real education that we get in life. Once we are inspired, we find, ferret out, and open ourselves to knowing and expressing, to manifesting, that inspiration. All else is information, or ettiquette: useful, but not dynamic, creative, and transformative. Very often, the information that passes as education, has come from someone elses by-gone inspiration.

Since 1958, Manipur, and much of the Northeastern states of India, and more recently, Kashmir, have been under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act - AFSPA. This act gives the army entrenched in the area broad and sweeping powers over civilians. They have the power to arrest, detain, to kill, with legal immunity. Their victims, the subjects of such abuse of power, have no legal recourse to turn to. With power, comes corruption. Innumerable instances of unjustifiable violence, raping, harassment, and terrorism of the people has occured..



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