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Ex-servicemen stage a demonstration against the proposed dilution of AFPSA in the Congress Manifesto, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Masked youth shout slogans as they defy curfew and take out a protest rally against the killings of civilians, in Srinagar.

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People shout slogans against alleged killing of civilians by government forces during a protest in Srinagar.

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A man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers who picked him along with several others at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar.

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Paramilitary soldiers take shelter during clashes with Kashmiri stone throwers in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Vllagers arrive in ambulance with those injured in clashes for treatment at a hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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A family runs for cover as protesters clash with Indian security forces in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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J & K State Authorities dismantling a 23-year-old Army bunker a week after a young cricketer and two others were allegedly killed in firing by security forces from the same bunker, at Handwara Chowk.

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Police men stand guard during curfew in Srinagar. Authorities in Kashmir continued the curfew for the fourth consecutive day in parts of Kashmir to stop fresh demonstrations following the killings of five people by troops and a general strike called by separatists.

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Police escort social activist Irom Sharmila as she leaves the Patiala House court after a hearing in a case of attempt to suicide in New Delhi. Sharmila is on fast for more than 15 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

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Irom Sharmila The Cause Has been on fast since 2000 for repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in her home state Manipur The Effect The injustice persists, as does the Iron Lady’s fast. She was released in January this year, only to be arrested again a day later.

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People protesting against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) and the detention of activist Irom Sharmila at a rally in Imphal.

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Protesters pelt stones at a Police vehicle during a clash that erupted with the arrest of a youth at Badshah Chowk in Srinagar.

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Most famous prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila, 42, cries by her bed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital where she is kept in judicial custody on charges of attempted suicide, in Imphal.

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Police escort Irom Sharmila who has been on fast for about 14 years demanding the repeal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), at Patiala court in New Delhi.

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People protesting against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) and the detention of activist Irom Sharmila at a rally in Imphal.

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Activists during a protest dharna against AFSPA, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Irom Chanu Sharmila donates 80 books to the Manipur State Central Library at a hospital ward in Imphal. Sharmila is on hunger strike for the past 12 years demanding repeal of AFSPA in the State.

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Policeman, left and a supporter stand behind Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 12 years to protest a law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict, speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Policemen stop supporters of Irom Sharmila who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting an anti-terror law, from entering the court premises as Sharmila is produced there, in New Delhi.

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Irom Sharmila, in plain clothes, who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting an anti-terror law, is escorted by police for an appearance at Patiala House court in New Delhi. A Delhi court framed charges against Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA, for allegedly attempting to commit suicide during her 'fast until death' here in 2006.

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Irom Sharmila, right, who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting against AFSPA gets blessings from a supporter as she prepares to leave for New Delhi from the JNIMS hospital In Imphal. Sharmila who is currently being force-fed through her nose, was flown to New Delhi for a court appearance for a fast she undertook in the past in New Delhi.

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Kashmiri women, relatives of Haris Rashid shout slogans against the police as they block a road during a protest in Srinaga. Nearly a dozen relatives of Rashid protested after he was arrested and booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), which allows police to keep him in prison for a period of up to one year without trial.

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BJP activists during a protest against the final report of J&K interlocutors ( Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and MM Ansari ) in Jammu.

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Mother of Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a fast demanding repeal of AFSPA, cries as her daughter is being arrested from her protest venue in Imphal. Sharmila was released from Jail security ward of JNIMS Hospital on Monday.

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Indian social activist Medha Patkar, left, looks on as a relative of a missing Kashmiri youth displays documents and shouts, slogans against India during a protest rally in Srinagar. Patkar along with other Indian and Kashmiri social activists started a protest rally from Srinagar to north eastern town Imphal demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which gives the military powers such as the right to arrest suspected militants without a warrant and to shoot anyone suspected of being a rebel.

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The spark A memorial for the victims of the firing in 2000 at Malom village, Manipur

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A room of her own Irom Sharmila in her special cell in Imphal’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, a virtual ‘home’

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Irom Sharmila, center, who has been on a decade-long hunger strike protesting an anti-terror law that grants soldiers sweeping powers in Manipur, comes out after a court hearing in Imphal. Sharmila, who had her last voluntary meal on Nov. 4, 2000, was arrested three days later and has been force-fed through her nose ever since.

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IROM SHARMILA, the “Iron lady of Manipur”, completes a decade since she went on a fast for the repeal of the brutal AFSPA. The fast has forced the act’s quashing in Greater Imphal.

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