IMPHAL, July 12 MNS/NNN : Irom Sharmila who has been on fast unto death since Nov 2000 demanding repeal of AFSPA today donated 80 books to the Manipur State Central Library. Irom has expressed unhappiness over the reported efforts by some social organizations to nominate her for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
Reacting to this, Irom Sharmila has urged those organizations to join the anti-AFSPA campaign by dropping the idea or plan for helping her to get the prize.
She said, “The only aim of my struggle is to revoke AFSPA and I am just not interested in the Nobel idea.”
41 years old Irom Chanu Sharmila was talking to journalists inside her ward
while donating as many as 80 different books to Manipur State Central Library on Friday.
With this, Sharmila, also called the ‘Iron Lady’ has so far donated about 400 books authored by different personalities from different parts of the world to the Central Library. Friday’s generous contribution by Sharmila to the library was the fifth occasion.
“Dead Souls” by Marc Chagall and “Winning War on War” by Joshua Goldstein were among the books. She handed the books over to officials of the Central Library in the ward at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) where she has been lodging with the support of nose-feeding.
Sharmila said she hopes these books will help book lovers to a certain degree.
The hunger striker is now on fast for more than 12 years on the demand for repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA).
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