New Delhi: Irom Sharmila may be waging a lonely battle against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for the past 12 years without eating even a morsel of food, but the 'iron lady' from Manipur is determined that her fight for repeal of the controversial act will continue come whatever may.
Sharmila, who was in Delhi last week to appear before a court for trial for an attempting to commit suicide during her hunger strike, believes that this case will not make much of a difference in her struggle.
She says she will continue her fight till her demand is fulfilled without fear of police cases.
"Nothing will be sent to my side but to the other authorities, protesters who want to voluntarily follow my protest, it will be a big difference," Sharmila told PTI.
Sharmila's protest started on November 2, 2000 when she began her fast in protest against an encounter in which 10 civilians were gunned down by Assam Rifles personnel. Since then she has been nose fed.