Sunday, 25 October 2015


On 2nd Nov 2015, Irom Sharmila is completing her 15 years of hunger strike in demand to Repeal AFSPA. Many national and international organizations already raising their voice in her support and to demand repeal of AFSPA from all regions as this act is a major cause of human rights violations in North East and in J&K since last many years and hundreds of fake killings, rapes, disappearance and torture cases have been reported. But nothing could be done as under AFSPA, security personals are free to shoot to kill with unchecked powers.



Irom Sharmila is demanding repeal of this act through her peaceful hunger strike. Governments have ignored her fast and did not even come forward to talk with her, instead lodged her in jail under section 309 of attempt to suicide. It is when even govt owned panels recommended to review/ repeal of this controversial act and hunger strike of Irom has become world's longest hunger strike.


To mark 15 years of completion of hunger strike and to salute her spirit to fight for this cause, SSSC along with many other organizations and activists are calling a Nation wide Protest to repeal AFSPA.


We are inviting all organizations to collaborate with us and to make it a join effort.


On 1ST / 2nd Nov, we all may do one or more things in our cities to express our solidarity :


·         Submission of Memorandum to Prime Minister of India through your district magistrate

·         Submission of Memorandum to your local Member of Parliament to speak on this issue in Parliament and within the party leadership he/she is member with

·         Candle Vigil in your city / home

·         Organising protest demonstration / rally / pamphlets distribution

·         Observing one day hunger strike in solidarity with struggle


We invite you to do anyone or more activities from above, you may send details about you/ your organization at  to include name in the list or organizers. List of cities and programs will be regularly updated on this event page along with names of all organizations and individuals who will join efforts.  

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY (Finalised till now, more joining the list): 
Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC), Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), Eye Arts Collective, Students Islamic Organisation (SIO), Awadh Peoples Forum, Just Peace Foundation, Bonded Labour Liberation Front

Finalised programs list (till now, more coming in list):
Organisation: Eye Art Collective 
Graffiti campaign 
One day hunger strike 

Organisation: Eye Art Collective 
Performance of poetry of Irom Sharmila at local poetry slam
Documentary screening on Irom Sharmila 
A lecture on AFSPA and open discussion 
Submission of memorandum to PM through District Magistrate 
Submission of memorandum to local MP to speak on this issue in parliament and within his/her own party
Distribution of pamphlets 
Observing one day hunger strike 

Organisation: Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC)
Memorandum submission to PM through DC
Organisation: Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC)
Memorandum submission to PM through DM
Organisation: Awadh People's Forum: 1 Nov
Solidarity Activisty: Candle Vigil and Protest
Organisation: Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign
Solidarity Activity: Sand Art on struggle of Irom Sharmila: 1 Nov
Odisha Maritime Museum, Silver city Cuttack 
Organisation: SSSC, APCR, SIO, JPF, BLLF

Delhi Convention on Repeal AFSPA: 1 Nov, India International Centre- Annex



Ravi Nitesh


Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign 

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