A Delhi court framed charges against Irom Sharmila Chanu on today, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA, for allegedly attempting to commit suicide during her fast unto death in the national Capital in 2006.
Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Akash Jain framed charges against 40 years old Chanu under section 309 (attempting to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code after she refused to plead guilty, saying that her’s was a non-violent protest.
Putting her on trial, the court has now listed the matter for May 22 for recording of prosecution evidence in the case relating to her fast until death which started on October 4, 2006 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
Mentionable that Irom Sharmila Chanu had launched her fast unto death in 2000 after 10 civilians were killed by Indian Army personnel at Malom area near Imphal airport.
She is now in judicial custody and is being fed through her nose.