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I will continue my fight alone: Sharmila

Irom Sharmila, the woman crusader who has been on a fast-unto-death since November 2000 demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Manipur, said on Monday that she would continue her campaign all alone and would not allow it to be sabotaged.

She was interacting with reporters outside the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west, R.K. Memcha, where the usual throng of supporters was conspicuous by its absence.

She said she was greatly disappointed by the absence of supporters at a very crucial stage in her campaign. But she was determined to continue her fast.

The next hearing is fixed for November 9.

The High Court in Delhi is also hearing an attempt to commit suicide case against her.

However, the district and sessions court in Imphal had ordered Ms. Sharmila’s release finding her not guilty of the charge.

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