Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is on an indefinite hunger strike for the past 10 years in protest against alleged rights violations by security forces, wants to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to secure his help in getting AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) repealed in Manipur, her lawyer said Thursday.

“She wants to highlight the sufferings of the people because of the imposition of AFSPA in Manipur and in other northeastern States as well,” Ms. Sharmila’s counsel Khaidem Mani said.

“We are hopeful that Mr. Modi will give Ms. Sharmila an audience,” he said.