Irom Sharmila, the civil rights activist from Manipur who has been on a 12-year protest fast demanding that the AFSPA be repealed, will not accept any awards until she has succeeded in her mission, her brother Irom Singhajit said.

 

On Saturday, at a function organised in Kolkata, a trust had decided to confer the first Kovilan Smaraka Activist India National Award in the memory of Malayalam poet A.A. Ayyappan upon Ms. Sharmila.

Article Source: The Hindu News paper (online)

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