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Irom re-arrested but AFSPA not on Manipur government's talking table

Aug 22, 2014 08:09 PM IST India India
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Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was again arrested on Friday while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal.

After Irom Sharmila refused medical examination the police on Friday morning forcibly picked her up and took her away in a police van.

Brutal man-handling and force played out. The government pleaded helplessness and said Sharmila's health was paramount.

Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Gaikhangam said, "we have to take care of her health."

The Manipur Sessions court order that decriminalized her fast calling it a valid political protest has put all in a bind.