Metropolitan Magistrate of Patiala Court, Delhi, has ordered production of activist Irom Sharmila on March 29 to face trial for attempted suicide. Ms Sharmila had gone to Delhi in 2006 to go on an indefinite her fast there. As per court order she was to be produced in the court on December 9, 2013. However. this could not be done since the government did not sanction money in time for her transportation.

Sources said that Ms Sharmila has to be produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East, on February 1. Giving a slip to security agencies, Ms Sharmila, who was released by the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, went to Delhi in March 2013. She was arrested and produced in Patiala court on March 4, 2013. She denied the charge that she tried to commit suicide.

She has been on a fast from November 4, 2000 demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. Currently she is in a security ward of an Imphal hospital.