Iron Lady of India: Sharmila trades hunger for politics, after she ended her epic 16-year hunger strike in August

Irom Sharmila announced her intention to run for office to carry on her struggle against the abuses

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Irom Sharmila. Youtube

Kolkata, India – As she ended her epic 16-year hunger strike last month in protest against alleged brutality and sweeping powers by India’s military in the country’s northeastern state of Manipur , Irom Sharmila announced her intention to run for office to carry on her struggle against the abuses. Sitting on her bed at a Vaishnava…

Kolkata, India – As she ended her epic 16-year hunger strike last month in protest against alleged brutality and sweeping powers by India’s military in the country’s northeastern state of Manipur , Irom Sharmila announced her intention to run for office to carry on her struggle against the abuses. Sitting on her bed at a Vaishnava…

 

  • P.K. Willey

    I am deeply grateful that Sharmila recognized the futility of restoring bonds of what should be normal respect between her self and those who wield power, who ceaselessly demonstrated that they would not listen to her voice of calm and patient reasoning. I hope she will soon realize she is a WORLD SISTER, not just Manipur’s or India’s. I hope we hear her voice resounding all over this planet!

    In Gandhi’s day, although the power structures were just as rigid, the Brits themselves, had their own national idealism, of being people who were fair and just. They were at all just or fair not as rulers, and rulers have rarely been in any clime or time. Rulers have always kept armies to protect their powerful interests. However, that was their ethos, and Gandhi could successfully appeal to it.. He saw that one could fast to reform a lover, but not a tyrant, a lover being one who has HUMAN CARING.

    What is the Indian ethos? It seems that the suffering Fast of many of her sons and daughters has borne little dialogue, or fruit. Sunderlal Bahuguna ji of the Himalaya, for the cause of not only all people in India, but the Earth itself, being one hero who comes to mind. . World wide, not only in India, human caring has declined. We are deadened to suffering in others, deadened to feeling it in ourselves due to the inundation of news and gruesome images that appear to normalize horrific violence. Yet we do not start out this way, we come into this world full of tender feelings, prizing love above all. Sharmila has a much bigger role to play in this world

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  • P.K. Willey

    I am deeply grateful that Sharmila recognized the futility of restoring bonds of what should be normal respect between her self and those who wield power, who ceaselessly demonstrated that they would not listen to her voice of calm and patient reasoning. I hope she will soon realize she is a WORLD SISTER, not just Manipur’s or India’s. I hope we hear her voice resounding all over this planet!

    In Gandhi’s day, although the power structures were just as rigid, the Brits themselves, had their own national idealism, of being people who were fair and just. They were at all just or fair not as rulers, and rulers have rarely been in any clime or time. Rulers have always kept armies to protect their powerful interests. However, that was their ethos, and Gandhi could successfully appeal to it.. He saw that one could fast to reform a lover, but not a tyrant, a lover being one who has HUMAN CARING.

    What is the Indian ethos? It seems that the suffering Fast of many of her sons and daughters has borne little dialogue, or fruit. Sunderlal Bahuguna ji of the Himalaya, for the cause of not only all people in India, but the Earth itself, being one hero who comes to mind. . World wide, not only in India, human caring has declined. We are deadened to suffering in others, deadened to feeling it in ourselves due to the inundation of news and gruesome images that appear to normalize horrific violence. Yet we do not start out this way, we come into this world full of tender feelings, prizing love above all. Sharmila has a much bigger role to play in this world