Turned down by the very people she represented, Irom Sharmila finds refuge at Red Cross Society

Turned down by the very people she represented, Irom Sharmila finds refuge at Red Cross Society

After breaking her 16-year-long fast, the resilient human rights activist Irom Sharmila is now being faced with the crisis of having nowhere to put up. Her announcement of wanting to run for the post of Chief Minister for her state Manipur, has brought a lot of critique from the masses in her home state.

The Manipur chapter of the Indian Red Cross Society has, however, opened its doors to Sharmila, after local women resisted her attempt at taking up residence with them.

“Considering the complexity of the situation, where she has no place of shelter, we have decided to welcome her on the Red Cross office premises on humanitarian grounds,” said Y Mohen Singh, Honorary Secretary of the Red Cross, Manipur State Office, toldThe Hindu.
[Source: The Hindu]

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