Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: To express solidarity with Irom Sharmila, engaged in a struggle to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur, and to coincide with the journey led by writer and activist Sara Joseph and team from Cherthala — Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony's birthplace — to Manipur, writers and cultural activists in Kozhikode conducted a one-day fast near the Public Library on Saturday.

M. Gangadharan, K.P. Ramanunni, P.K. Parakadavu, Kalpetta Narayanan, Dr. Khadija Mumthaz, V.T. Murali and T.V. Balan were among those who participated in the programme.