Hyderabad Manipuri Society has launched ‘Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign’ in association with the Andhra Pradesh Chapter of National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) as part of a nationwide protest programme on Sunday, 2nd Oct 2011.
Holding placards and raising slogans, members of the two organisations gathered at Ambedkar statue, Tank Bund and launched a signature campaign seeking the repeal of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), which is in force in the North-eastern States. The two groups also demanded holding of talks with Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike for the past 11 years in protest against AFSPA. Hyderabad Manipuri Society will continue the mass signature campaign till December 10.
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