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Irom Sharmila broke world's longest hunger strike

Irom Chanu Sharmila, the Iron Lady of Manipur, on 9 August 2016 ended her 16-year-long hunger strike outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal, Manipur.
•    Sharmila, 44, has been fed through nasal tube since November 2000. Moreover, she spent most of her time in judicial custody in a hospital in Imphal.
•    Born on 14 March 1972, the Iron Lady of Manipur is also known as "Mengoubi" .
•    She is a civil rights activist, political activist. She is also a poet.
•    She began her hunger-strike, the world's longest hunger strike till date, on 2 November 2000 by refusing food and water for more than 500 weeks.
•    On International Women’s Day 2014, she was voted the top woman icon of India by MSN Poll.
•    Amnesty International has declared her as a Prisoner of Conscience.
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